The Third Avenue investment fund has reportedly sold off all of its shares of Cavco Industries (CVCO).
Look carefully at collage/graphic with commentary, just below.
The stock has overall been slowly recovering since the SEC news broke, and it initially dropped like a rock.
But there are now at least 4 law firms that are investigating stock fraud or other possible malfeasance. The SEC would not rule out or confirm to MHProNews possible antitrust concerns regarding Cavco. Nor would the SEC, or Cavco’s representatives, state which equity was being traded that has sparked this melee, and raised concerns about possible wrongdoing.
Among the well-known industry voices that have sounded off on the matter, was the following by email, with the bracketed words added to clarify the meaning. “Thanks for sharing…[the news reports]…these folks [Cavco] are in a mess and it doesn’t seem they’ve hit the bottom yet,” said a longtime manufactured housing industry professional.
You can find several recent reports with details on what a Cavco Industries insider has called a “debacle,” linked further below.
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Then, there’s ELS’ Sam Zell, Warren Buffett led Berkshire, and their Godfather-style encounter. If you are in any sector of manufactured housing, it should be priority reading. That’s our Saturday report, linked below.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, as you likely know. Bezo’s Amazon investment fund bet million on Plant PreFab, learn more about them below.
MHARR has an update from Washington, D.C. this week, which is an important read too.
On MHLivingNews, you’ll find how Lending Tree has praised manufactured homes in a way so smooth, that it should inspire MHI to take notes, and try to follow their lead. Arlington, and your big boy members, are you watching and listening?
Larry King of CNN fame delivers a video message that is interesting, both for what is and isn’t said. It’s a great lesson in propaganda mixed with truth.
Clayton’s image campaign effort is found below too. Insightful information of importance.
The SunDog story is an example of how a new firm got positive media in their market.
We have a powerful example of where left and right agree on a topic, that’s in the Daily Business News this past week as well.
Tips and Industry Voices from the Mail and Message Bags…
The following that are quoted are unedited. Some are summarized, which aren’t in quotes. These include messages from company leaders, in or out of MHI, as well as from other MH industry sources.
There were thoughtful comments of encouragement about Legacy, from outside of that company. See more on that which will be linked from a report on Monday.
The Third Ave item above came as a tip from a source with deep Cavco ties. Thanks to all for their news tips and feedback. Keep in mind that some news tips take time to develop properly, others can be shared more rapidly, as in the case of the above.
Let’s take a moment to reply to a reader’s question. Q – “Are you guys socialists?” A – Not even close. –> Respectfully, that’s a good example of why someone shouldn’t skim-read. One missed word can change a meaning. We’ve all done that, but we are pro-free enterprise, pro-faith, flag, family, and fortune honestly earned.
Here’s another comment, FYI – as usual, we add the brown/bold text for quotes.
“Thanks for educating the masses. Combine this with what big tech is doing to conservatives. Americans need to wake up and trump needs to on the offense with the DOJ” and there was no period or the implied ‘go.’
Among the messages on Cavco, are those who feel bad for Joe and their company’s woes.
Speaking of Cavco, there’s this specific insight about the law firms preparing to sue CVCO. The comments will make sense once the articles about Cavco are digested: “They probably could care less about AT issues. They’re looking at investor class action for big/quick $$$.”
Shifting gears to “Info Wars…”
“The war between Globilism and Nationalism is real and I view as a war between good and evil. Control or freedom. Christ or antichrist. Trumplican or Democrat. Truth or deception.”
Reader comment on MHI…
“The big companies have figured out how to get small- to mid-sized firms to pay MHI for what the big boys want. Lavin was right.”
Which each of the above reminds us of a standby from a company leader earlier this year: “If MHProNews is writing about it, I want to know about it.” At some point, we’ll copyright that one.
Speaking of mail, some came – believe it or not – from friends of MHI from the U.S. Mail. Remind us, please, to share a few good laughs.
Beyond the Mail…
There is so much more below. Don’t be the last to know.
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The word heard on Friday is that there will be an announcement this week on a plan by an industry operation that merits attention. It’s a firm that is an MHI member, but once you see it, you may come to the conclusion that they have decided that what they’re doing from Arlington isn’t enough. We’ll plan a report as the facts emerge.
There will also be special Daily Business News and Masthead items tomorrow (Monday). Don’t miss them.
With no further adieu, check out what’s new in MHVille in the more than two dozen reports below for the week that was, 11.11.2018 to 11.18.2018.
What’s New on MHLivingNews
The “Need For Quality Affordable Housing Has Never Been Greater,” Says LT – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
The headline is missing two words from the original that was provided to MHLivingNews by Lending Tree (LT), via a news media release. Those missing two words? ” In Miami.” While that was accurate, it is equally accurate for the vast majority of the U.S. today, thus our edit of those two words.
What’s New from MHARR
TO:HUD CODE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS, RETAILERS, COMMUNITIES, STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND PRESS RE:HUD PUBLISHES FINAL REVISED RV EXEMPTION RULE The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a final rule in the November 16, 2018 Federal Register (copy attached) amending the exemption of certain recreational vehicles (RV) from regulation under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (as amended) and related HUD standards and enforcement regulations set forth at 24 C.F.R.
What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews
Sunday 11.11.2018 and that Week in Review
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