Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> December 2, 2002

Outlook For Homebuilders: Joseph Sroka – Merrill Lynch

JOSEPH SROKA is a Vice President and Senior Analyst at Merrill Lynch covering the building products and homebuilding industries. He has previously worked in equity research at ABN AMRO, in the private client group at Merrill Lynch and served as an infantry officer in the US Army. Mr. Sroka is a Chartered Financial Analyst, received a BS from the US Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, which includes his wife, their daughter and their dog. Profile
TWST: What in your view was most noticeable about the performance

of the homebuilders this year, and how have the stocks been

performing year to date?

Mr. Sroka: The homebuilding stocks as a