D.R. Horton orders jump in 2nd-qtr

April 23 Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:07am EDT

April 23 (Reuters) - Top U.S. homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc posted a third straight jump in new home orders and said second-half profitability will be stronger.

Horton's second-quarter net income was $40.6 million, or 13 cents a share, up from $27.8 million, or 9 cents a share, a year ago.

Net sales orders rose 19 percent to 5,899 homes.

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