RPT-TABLE-U.S. Dec pending home sales rose 1.0 pct

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Feb 2 (BestGrowthStock) – National Association of Realtors monthly
index of pending sales of existing U.S. homes, seasonally
adjusted.

Dec Nov Prev Dec08
Pending index 96.6 95.6 96.0 87.1

Dec Nov Prev Dec09/08
Pct change 1.0 -16.4 -16.0 10.9

Pending home sales indices by region, adjusted:

Dec Nov Dec08
Northeast 76.1 74.4 66.2
Midwest 86.9 82.6 80.0
South 98.4 96.3 93.3
West 119.9 124.6 101.1

FORECASTS:

Reuters survey of Wall Street economists forecast:

U.S. Dec pending home sales index +1.0 pct

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RPT-TABLE-U.S. Dec pending home sales rose 1.0 pct