Here are some trading guidelines for the stocks of six homebuilders.
The housing market has been showing positive development since September. Construction-related stocks then moved higher, especially Masco and USG.
One view says holiday sales to better than expected while another predicts weakest since 2008.
The housing index was down 4.2% on the year in mid-August, but at Wednesday's close had re-inflated to a gain of 6.9%.