Buffett Up$ Apple Stake, Manufactured Housing Industry Market Update$

CNNmoney11.14.2017ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsIf you wonder why Warren Buffett and Apple are part of a headline on a manufactured housing industry focused market page, maybe you’ve been on vacation?

Or missed those recent special Daily Business News reports…

PreFab housing moves are being made – and/or are potentially poised to be made – by hi-tech executives connected with big names like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others.

With Buffett bumping up against potential regulatory challenges in MH with Washington D.C. more willing to take an anti-trust position, Buffett is both deploying capital from that big cash horde of Berkshire Hathaway’s…

….and maybe, just maybe, is positioning himself for the entry of a tech giant into the world of factory-home building.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves 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.

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

S&P 500 2,578.87 -5.97(-0.23%)

Dow 30 23,409.47 -30.23(-0.13%)

Nasdaq 6,737.87 -19.72(-0.29%)

Crude Oil 55.31 -1.45(-2.55%)

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Silver 17.02 -0.02(-0.13%)

EUR/USD 1.1796 +0.013(+1.11%)

10-Yr Bond 2.38 -0.02(-0.79%)

Russell 2000 1,471.26 -3.81(-0.26%)


Manufactured Housing Composite Value


Today’s Big Movers

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

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

Buffett, Apple – Factory Home Building, You

Warren Buffett reads.

Warren Buffett researches.

Warren Buffett has his own sources.

Berkshire Hathaway (BH) already holds a major stake in manufactured housing.  He likes it.

Tech is moving all on its own.  The tech sector is also flush in cash they’ll deploy too, and some is heading toward housing. So it’s clearly worthy of Buffett’s interest in its own right, but also…

…is it too far a stretch to think that Buffett buying deeper into Apple could be a signal of something…beyond just tech?  Like more factory-built housing?

To understand this rapidly evolving scenario, check out these two stories – if you’ve not already seen them – and then circle back to Buffett, tech, and Apple.  Watch the video from that Amazon exec; and the post below links to the Bill Gates story too.

$58,000 PreFabs, Videos, Updates of More Hi-Tech Backers

Then tell us if you see, what we see developing?

Meet the Modular Housing Builder Google Picked, and their “Industrial Cathedral”

Time will tell.

But if you’ve not already read these stories, there are plenty of indicators that the tech sector could make a BIG splash into factory built housing.

Perhaps there’s a hedge, the BH Moat, as part of the APPLE tech play?

The video below isn’t new, but it’s Buffett talking to CNBC about his evolving views on tech, including his increasing play on Apple.




  • Berkshire Hathaway nearly 4 million Apple shares in the third quarter, according to a filing Tuesday.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett’s company also cut its stake in IBM by 32 percent, and reduced its holdings in Charter Communications and Wells Fargo.
  • The filings reflect Berkshire’s positions more than a month ago and may have changed since.
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought more Apple shares before their latest jump to all-time highs.
  • Berkshire also cut its stake in IBM by 32 percent, or 17.06 million shares, in the third quarter, according to a required quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released Tuesday. The stock is the third-worst performer in the Dow Jones industrial average this year, down 10.3 percent.
  • Buffett’s conglomerate increased its holdings of the iPhone maker’s stock by 3.9 million to 134.1 million, the filing showed.
  • Apple hit a record high last week and is up nearly 11.2 percent this quarter, following the launch of the iPhone X. The stock has rallied nearly 48 percent this year.


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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 Homes21st 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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