Almost All Tracked Manufactured Housing Stocks Drop With Broader Markets, MH Stock Updates

CNNmoney1.22.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsAll but two tracked stocks today took the slide down, along with the broader markets.  That will be our focus for this evening’s manufactured housing connected stock report.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.


The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.


Full Measure’s Sharyl Attiksson’s media bias chart is useful in sorting out the agendas behind various headlines and news sources.

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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…



Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)



Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –




Conventional exiting housing sales slipped in December, as a report linked here explains.

CNBC warns that some builders will be impacted by broader housing trends.  While they don’t mention manufactured housing, that in itself is a clue as to what’s wrong.


ELS and Sun (SUIU) today, and Third Ave (TAVFX) on Friday were the only tracked equities that reported an uptick in today’s Bloomberg closing ticker, see further below.

As MHProNews has noted previously, the manufactured housing industry has for some years been held captive by forces often seemingly beyond its control.  But where they?

In fact, for those willing to look with open eyes and consider the actual evidence, the causes for the industry’s relatively low point are knowable.  Just start by reading 21st’s Tim Williams, Warren Buffett corresponding annual letter, and then listen to Clayton Homes CEO – Kevin Clayton.

Or ponder what a former MHI President and Vice President has said.  Isn’t it only logical that the reason that the powers that be won’t debate this directly, is because that means they are arguing against their own past words?


When manufactured housing was riding higher in the saddle, the industry was able to pull off high-level meetings that actually resulted in meaningful action.




Today, when the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) brags about their photo opportunities with administration or political officials, that is arguably all that they are.  Bragging about photo opportunities.





What is MHI, Clayton’s, 21st or other “insider” firm’s response to these #nettlesome issues?  Several, but they are indirect once.  Among them is to have a purported surrogate call for a boycott of one of the few industry voices that dares to publicly tell the uncomfortable truth.

What is harmful to smaller firms, is seen as beneficial by several larger ones. Who has said?


MHProNews looks at the facts, considers the sources, and follows the evidence. 


Marty Lavin, Frank Rolfe, and several other industry voices.




Another manufactured housing industry source will be publishing a report on a related vexing issue, at about mid-day tomorrow.  Watch for it on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.

Manufactured housing should be performing at a much higher level that it now is, based on industry history pre-2003. It may take federal, state, shareholders’, and plaintiffs attorneys to break up the forces that are arguably working to the detriment of the industry at large.

Of course, in conjunction with that is the need for sound information and insight.  The Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington Amen corner, have they given it to you?  Will they?

As more shareholders attorney law firms are piling on Cavco, is it possible that some law firms will realize that it is more than just Cavco that has possible problems?


Nothing is changed until it is challenged. Stay tuned, sign up for our industry leading emailed headline news, at this link here or below.

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Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).



Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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