We are reiterating our Outperform recommendation on Gafisa S.A. (GFA). We have been encouraged by the stimulus package and the new value-added tax relief recently announced by the Brazilian government.

Second quarter 2009 results were positive, mainly considering the international crisis, which has affected Brazil’s construction sector.

The new Government Housing Program and the R$600 million debenture from Caixa Economica will help Tenda to expand its business plan for the development of projects in the lower income sector.Zacks Investment Research