) --


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is this week's hottest homebuilder stock, according to TheStreet users -- despite the fact that shares of the company ended the week lower 2% to $675.25.

Earlier this week the National Association of Realtors said

pending home sales

hit a two-year high, jumping 3.2% in July.

Pulte Homes

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came in second at 26%, as shares of the company also closed the week down, by 2.5% to $12.34.

Toll Brothers

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came in third with 18.6% of the vote while


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ranked fourth at 12.9%.

KB Home

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came in last in the unscientific poll, with only 10.8% of respondents saying it was the strongest homebuilder stock.

That homebuilder was actually upgraded earlier in the week to market perform from underperform by Raymond James, an analyst at Buck Horne, who said home sales are continuing to strengthen and KB's stock has underperformed recently.

Shares of KB Home declined nearly 3% since the beginning of the week, to close on Friday at $17.70.

-- Written by Jeanine Poggi in New York

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