Pulte posts quarterly profit as new home orders jump

July 26 Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:39am EDT

July 26 (Reuters) - PulteGroup Inc, the second largest U.S. homebuilder, posted a quarterly profit and a sharp jump in new orders as the company benefited from a stabilization in housing recovery.

Pulte posted a second-quarter net income of $42 million, or 11 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $55 million, or 15 cents per share, a year ago.

Results include land and restructuring charges, the company said.

Net new orders jumped 32 percent to 5,578 units.

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