Consumer Fraud Settlement, Implication$, plus Manufactured Housing Industry Connected Stock Market Updates

CNNmoney5.2.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe latest in an ongoing consumer fraud case has settled, and there could be significant implications for the manufactured housing industry. That’s our market focus for tonight.

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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  • Pentagon: Stores on US bases should stop selling Huawei and ZTE phones
  • Apple rewarded its investors with a record cash giveaway
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  • Xerox CEO quits in win for Carl Icahn
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  • Comcast CEO wants Fox assets Disney is purchasing: Gasparino
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  • Fed holds rates steady as inflation picks up
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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

S&P 500 2,635.67 -19.13(-0.72%)

Dow 30 23,924.98 -174.07(-0.72%)

Nasdaq 7,100.90 -29.81(-0.42%)

Russell 2000 1,554.92 +4.58(+0.30%)

Crude Oil 67.68 +0.43(+0.64%)

Gold 1,305.80 -1.00(-0.08%)

Silver 16.41 +0.28(+1.72%)

EUR/USD 1.20 -0.0039(-0.30%)

10-Yr Bond 2.96 -0.01(-0.40%)


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 –

Drawing conclusions from one industry and applying it to another is always speculative at best.

That said, the settlement of the AZ state attorney general with VW could hold significant lessons for major companies in the manufactured housing industry, and for their preferred trade association.


What are the facts, lessons, and why should MH Industry pros care?

1) When reports emerged, that VW might be cheating, the automaker went into denial and distraction mode.

2) Denials and distractions are the same pattern apparently being used by some in MHVille, who’ve been charged with their own alleged scandal and coverups.

This case has been covered by dozens of media outlets, let’s pick one and read the top lines.  Then, let’s do the math.

Arizona has reached a $40 million settlement with Volkswagen over advertising claims in a nationwide emissions cheating scandal, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday.

Under the settlement, Volkswagen must pay individual Arizonan consumers who bought or leased qualifying diesel vehicles manufactured by VW, Audi and Porsche from 2008 through 2015 up to $1,000 each for a combined $10.5 million in direct restitution.

Volkswagen will also pay $20 million for state public education funding, with any remaining money to be used for legal costs and other future fraud investigations,” said a report in the Seattle Times.


If you impute the cost per unit for the AZ case settled at roughly $4,000 each ($1000 per vehicle, but $3000 each vehicle in added settlement costs), and applied that to manufactured housing’s 8.8 million housing units, you’d have a $35,200,000,000, or $35.2 billion case.

Given the various allegations and evidence already at work in MHVille related controversies and scandals, that might be a low total, as there are also businesses that would need to be compensated too.

The related reports provide some food for thought.

Related Reports:

Fraud, Class Action, CFPB-Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, 21st Mortgage, Manufactured Housing Institute, and the Manufactured Homes Industry

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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 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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