Hope for Spring Thaw Lifts Housing Stocks

Home builder stocks are catching a bid this morning. Perhaps the negative impact that the harsh winter weather had on the just-released January existing home sales report is raising expectations that the spring thaw will bring with it a release of pent-up demand for housing.

The 16 stocks below are up an average of 2% right now compared with a 0.2% advance in the S&P 500:

Home Builders Rally