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PulteGroup (PHM - Get Report), recently added to Goldman Sachs' conviction buy list, led the group with a 1.4% gain, while Toll Brothers (TOL - Get Report) and several of the small-cap builders dragged the sector lower. M/I Homes (MHO - Get Report) lost 2.9% while Comstock Homebuilding (CHCI - Get Report) shed 4.2%.
The SPDR S&P Homebuilders (XHB) and iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction (ITB), exchange-traded funds that track the homebuilder sector, were both trading in negative territory, down 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively.Ryland (RYL - Get Report) added 0.7%.
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