“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” FTSE 100 real estate provider Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV) saw a 14% jump in share price the day the Tories came into power with a majority last month. This was no coincidence, of course. Real estate is a cyclical sector, meaning it is sensitive to macroeconomic conditions. Prolonged uncertainty was doing the sector no good, but the election results finally broke the Brexit-related limbo. Sharp real estate run-up For investors in BDEV, there couldn’t be a better time. Its share price breached the £7 level on the day, consistently stayed above it and more recently breached £8 (before sliding back a bit) as well. It was a good company to invest in earlier, but with the path to Brexit now clear, it seems that all doubts have cleared from investors’ minds. 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