Dow Edges Down, Tracked Housing Stocks Mixed

Tepid economic data, including a drop in retail sales, sent the market down earlier in the day, but led investors to hope meaningful central bank action will be forthcoming. CNNMoney tells us the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped -47.15 points, -0.36%, to close at 12,896.97. The Nasdaq rose +0.04 points to 2,976.12, while the S&P lost -0.47 percent to 1,367.58. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite fell -0.76 percent to close at 1,046.00. Housing stocks we track closed mixed or even. Deer Valley gained the most of tracked stocks, adding +7.14%, +0.05, to close at 0.75. Nobility Homes dropped the most of stocks we track, falling -7.31 percent, -0.41, to close at 5.20. Affiliated Managers Group 110.95 -0.50 (-0.45%). Cavco Industries remained unchanged at 49.55 for the second consecutive trading day. Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 124,810 -690.00 (-0.55%). Champion, Liberty Homes and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 28.90 +0.15 (+0.52%). Equity Lifestyle Properties 69.78 -0.57(-0.81%). Louisiana Pacific Corp. 11.36 +0.23 (+2.07%). Patrick Industries, Inc. 14.18 +0.42 (+3.05%). Skyline Corp. 5.12 -0.11 (-2.10%). Sun Communities 45.25 -0.43 (-0.94%). Third Avenue Value Fund (7-3) 45.29 +0.43 (+0.96%). United Forest Products, Inc. remained unchanged at 39.38. UMH Properties 11.37 -0.10 (-0.87%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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