All but One Tracked Housing Stock Squeaked out a Gain

The three indexes barely budged today as investors renewed worries about the European debt crisis and a sharp sell-off of Hewlett-Packard shares. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -0.06 percent, -7.45 points, ending the day at 12,788.51. The Nasdaq advanced +0.02 percent, +0.61 points to close at 2,916.68, while the S&P moved up a mere +0.07 percent, +0.92 points, to close at 1,387.81. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved up -0.06 percent to close at 1170.8. All housing stocks we track closed even or managed a gain except UMH, which lost -0.50 percent, -0.05, to end the day at 9.99. Louisiana Pacific Industries gained the most of stocks we track, +2.12%, +0.35 points, to close at 16.90. Affiliated Managers 126.12 +1.06 (+0.85%). Cavco Industries 48.81 +0.07 (+0.14%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 130,203 +203.00 (+0.16%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 30.88 +0.38 (+1.25%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 64.58 +0.31 (+0.48%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 5.30 for the second consecutive day. Patrick Industries 18.30 +0.03 (+0.13%). Skyline Corp. 4.08 +0.08 (+2.00%). Sun Communities 39.04 +0.25 (+0.64%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Nov. 19) 47.78 +0.67 (+1.42%). United Forest Products, Inc. 35.44 +0.54 (+1.55%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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