Home Builders

Cancellations up dramatically;

Forecast cut;

Sales down significantly year over year;

Inventory up tremendously.

Beazer Homes USA:  said net home sales for the two months ended Aug. 31 fell 49% from the year ago; Their cancellation rate rose to 50% from 26%.

KB Home cut its forecast today;

Hovnanian Enterprises reported a second straight quarter of declining earnings and orders

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Sources:
Beazer trims 2006 outlook
John Spence
MarketWatch,10:00 AM ET Sep 7, 2006
http://tinyurl.com/f9k5a

US stock futures fall on inflation, housing fears
Chris Sanders
Reuters, Thu Sep 7, 2006 4:53am ET
http://tinyurl.com/fkz7v

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