Euro Debt Crisis Sailing West? Dow Falls, but UFP, Inc. did the Best

CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped sharply as investors worry that the European debt crisis may yet sail west to U.S. shores, falling 248.85 points to 11547.31, a loss of 2.11 percent. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite Value followed the path, losing -3.43 percent to close at 813.80. Most all tracked housing stocks closed down. Affiliated Managers Group 86.48 -3.38 (-3.78%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 112,055.00 -835.00 (-0.74%). Cavco Industries 43.51 -1.53 (-3.40%). Champion, Deer Valley, Liberty and Palm Harbor were all unchanged. Drew Industries 21.24 -0.68 (-3.10%). Equity Lifestyle Properties 60.54 -1.26 (-2.04%). Nobility Homes 6.51 -0.12 (-1.81%). Patrick Industries was the most volatile of our tracked stocks, percentage-wise, moving down -9.43 percent, -0.25, to close at 2.40. Skyline Corporation 6.18 -0.35 (-5.36%). Sun Communities 34.97 -1.22 (-3.37%). Third Avenue Value Fund (11-18) 41.31 -0.11 (-0.27%). UMH Properties 9.47 -0.03 (-0.32%). Of our tracked stocks, Universal Forest Products, Inc., was the only one in the plus column, gaining +0.27 percent, +0.07, to close as 26.30.

(Graphic credit: CNMoney and RealTick)


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