Forbes Says: UMH Properties (UMH) Has Broken Out – Spotlight – Plus Other Market Movers

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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…


S&P 500 2,472.10 -3.32 (-0.13%)

Dow 30 21,830.31 +33.76 (+0.15%)

Nasdaq 6,374.68 -7.51 (-0.12%)

Crude Oil 49.73 +0.69 (+1.41%)

Gold 1,268.70 +8.70 (+0.69%)

Silver 16.72+0.15 (+0.89%)

EUR/USD 1.1753 +0.0076 (+0.65%)

10-Yr Bond 2.29 -0.02 (-0.91%)

Russell 2000 1,429.26 -4.36 (-0.30%)

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Today’s Big Movers

Sun and ELS led the gainers.

UFPI, CG lead a broad range of decliners.

For all the scores and highlights on tracked stocks today, see the Bloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –  UMH in the Spotlight

Almost since the Daily Business News began publishing on the manufactured housing industry, this trade media has been tracking the performance of the publicly trade Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), UMH Properties (UMH).

With the growing number of investors who check in here daily, is it any surprise that heavy weights such as Seeking Alpha or Forbes are among those who spotlighting the industry too?  When Alpha tagged UMH, it was MHProNews that debunked their concerns – see that report, linked here.

Not that they needed defending, but MHProNews – and our sister site, MHLivingNews – stand for the truth about our great manufactured home industry, including the important community sector.  Thus we’ve defended what’s right, while spotlighting what’s wrong or problematic.  Thus, one of our slogans – “We Provide, You Decide.” ©

Against that backdrop, here’s what Forbes had to say about UMH, as part of the spotlight on REITs in general.

Forbes Says:
UMH Properties (UMH)
Has Broken Out

Original image credit, Forbes, Overlay about UMH, by MHProNews, under fair use guidelines.

“UMH Properties (UMH)

Specialty: Manufactured Homes

Dividend Yield: 4.3%

The flip side of the socioeconomic coin is where UMH Properties (UMH) comes into play.

While many residential REITs are creeping further into the upscale apartment space, UMH Properties serves the middle and lower classes via manufactured home communities.

This REIT spans 19,396 sites across 107 manufactured home communities in the Midwest and East Coast. It also has another 810-plus acres of land in the chamber for developing new sites.

Image not part of the Forbes report, but provided for those new investors who may be discovering UMH and the manufactured housing industry for the first time. Provided under fair use guidelines.

UMH owns what are called “land-lease communities,” where residents not only own or rent homes, but lease the lot itself rather than purchasing it.

These communities often feature amenities such as basketball and tennis courts, fitness centers, swimming pools and even storage areas for boats, RVs and other large vehicles.

A key to UMH’s success has been its focus on providing affordable housing in booming areas, including in and around the Marcellus and Utica shales.

There’s simply monstrous demand for single-family homes, and UMH is providing one of the most affordable options on the market.

UMH is really starting to come into its own, popping 60% since Jan. 1, 2016, after years of range bound trade. That’s not coming on hype, either. Business is booming, with funds from operations jumping from 61 cents per share in 2013 to 74 cents in 2016.

This isn’t the most scintillating business, but it meets a need that other businesses won’t.”


See Recent Exclusive 1 Year Snapshot of All Tracked Stocks

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).

Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Markets Data


Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers. LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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