Homebuilders Shine In 2012

 |  Includes: CAA, KBH, MDC, MHO, NVR, PHM, RYL
by: Bespoke Investment Group

It's no secret that homebuilders have been one of the best performing groups in 2012, but below we highlight just how well the individual stocks that make up the group have done. As shown, the WORST performing stock (NYSE:NVR) in the S&P 1500 Homebuilder group is up more than 37% in 2012. Six of the eleven stocks in the group are up more than 100% for the year, with PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) leading the way at +190.02%. MHO, RYL, KBH, SPF and MDC are the other homebuilders that are up more than 100%. While the outlook is still positive for the builders heading into 2013, it's hard to imagine a repeat of the strength seen in 2012.