A better than anticipated jobs report and drop in the unemployment rate pushed the Dow to another new high. All three major indexes are now up between seven and nine percent on the year, and two percent this week. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up +0.47 percent, +67.58 points, to close at another record high of 14,397.07. The Nasdaq gained +0.38 percent, +12.28 points, to close at 3,244.37 while the S&P rose +0.45 percent, +6.92 points, to end the day at 1,551.18. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved up +0.54 percent to close at 1485.4. Housing stocks we track closed mixed or even. Skyline Corp. gained the most of tracked stocks, advancing +7.25 percent, +0.33, to end the day at 4.88. Equity LifeStyle Properties dropped the most of stocks we track, -1.06 percent, -0.79, to close at 73.81. Affiliated Managers Group 151.16 +0.97 (+0.64%). Cavco Industries 48.54 +0.46 (+0.396%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 155,411 +201. (+0.13%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor continued unchanged. Drew Industries 36.97 -0.01 (-0.03%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 22.06 +0.31 (+1.43%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 5.40. Patrick Industries 14.41 +0.335 (+2.38%). Sun Communities Inc. 47.38 +0.39 (+0.83%). Third Avenue Value Fund (March 7) 52.73 +0.29 (+0.55%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 42.13 +0.86 (+2.18%). UMH remained unchanged at 10.29.
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