HUGE Hurricane Florence Damage Estimates, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Updates

CNNmoney9.17.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsCNBC reports that Moody Analytics has estimated the damage from Hurricane Florence in the tens of billions, and could go higher.  That’s bad, but an estimate from CoreLogic would make that estimate look puny. Frankly, news of China appeared to be the bigger market-mover today, but our focus this evening will be more on furious Florence, with its numerous MHVille connections, which will be our spotlight, below.


If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.


The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

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  • Elon Musk sued by British cave diver over ‘pedo’ remark
  • The Aftermath of Florence
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  • Florence recovery ‘will take years:’ North Carolina Congressman
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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…



Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)


Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –


CNBC reports that property damage from Hurricane Florence is estimated at $17 billion to $22 billion, and that forecast could be conservative, depending on further flooding, according to Moody’s Analytics.

Economists so far see a minimal impact to growth from the hurricane, which Moody’s sees shaving 0.2 percentage points from third-quarter GDP.

That may explain why the markets have not reflected a major disruption as a result of the tragic results of Hurricane Florence.

But late last week, analytics and housing firm CoreLogic put their estimate at some $170 billion.  That’s a huge difference, obviously.

As has been previously noted, there are manufactured home communities, business, and residents who have been impacted by the storm.

Thousands of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHU) have been pre-positioned.  Depending on how flooding plays out, thousands of more could be needed.

The bottom line for now is wait and see.  It could take days, perhaps a week or more, before all of the flooding and related damage plays out. See the related reports, linked below.

Related Reports:

“Sharks!” FEMA Fighting Fake Florence News, “Thousands” of Manufactured Housing (MHU) Units Ready

South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence


Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

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).

9.17.2018DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNewsBerkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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