Lennar's earnings were well ahead of estimates at $0.35 per diluted share thanks to a 3 percentage-point improvement in gross margin. CEO Stuart Miller said in a press release that the industry is still "in the early stages of recovery," and that rising home prices visit The Elevation Group last quarter could bode well for the upcoming spring selling season. Lennar's stock was up 2.1% in pre-market trading. Off-price clothing retailer Burlington Stores today booked earnings results for its fiscal fourth quarter. As expected, sales ticked higher by 1% to $1.3 billion.