Dow and S&P Spark; Many Housing Stocks Nudge Up

Although the Dow and the S&P moved up just enough at the close of the day to hit five-year highs ending the week, the Nasdaq finished in the red. Meanwhile, investors were busy digesting corporate financial reports. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up +0.39 percent, +53.68 points, to end the day at 13,649.70. The Nasdaq edged down -0.04 percent, -1.29 points, to close at 3,134.71 while the S&P moved up, +0.34 percent, +5.04 points, to end the day at 1,485.98. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite gained 2.90 percent to close at 1304.8. Housing stocks we track closed up or even. Nobility Homes gained the most of tracked stocks, moving up +6.52%, +0.30, to end the day at 4.90. Skyline Corp. lost the most of tracked stocks, falling -0.06, -1.35% to 4.37. Affiliated Managers Group 142.42 +1.27 (+0.90%). Cavco Industries, Inc. 50.40 +0.58 (+1.16%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 143,502 +18. (+0.01%). Champion, Liberty Homes, and Palm Harbor continued unchanged, and Deer Valley remained unchanged at 0.60, while Drew Industries remained at 35.26. Equity LifeStyle Properties 71.65 +0.01 (+0.01%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 21.03 +0.29 (+1.39%). Patrick Industries, Inc. 16.01 +0.01 (+0.06%). Sun Communities, Inc. 42.98 +0.19 +(+0.44%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Jan. 17) 51.53 +0.22 (+0.43%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. held steady at 40.25. UMH 10.39 -0.02 (-0.19%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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