Louisiana Pacific Rises, Skyline Falls

While the jobs report was slightly better than expected, and the unemployment rate fell, it was not enough to ease the minds of investors concerned about the sluggishness of the overall economy. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced +0.26 percent, +34.79 points, to close at 13,610.15, while the Nasdaq edged down -0.42 percent, -13.27 points to 3,136.19. The S&P edged down -0.03 percent, -0.47 points to close at 1,460.93. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite dropped -0.21 percent to close at 1157.2. Housing stocks we track closed mixed, or even. Louisiana Pacific Corp. advanced the most of stocks we follow, +3.11%, +0.41, to end the day at 13.61. Skyline Corp. lost the most of tracked stocks, -4.15 percent, -0.23 to close at 5.31. Affiliated Managers Group 124.31 +0.77 (+0.62%). Cavco Industries 47.15 -0.93 (-1.93%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 135,555 +274.00 (+0.20%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 32.29 +0.45 (+1.41%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 68.24 -0.11 (-0.16%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 6.00. Patrick Industries 17.45 +0.13 (+0.75%).Sun Communities, Inc. 43.71 +0.17 (+0.39%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Oct. 4) 49.17 +0.28 (+0.57%). United Forest Products, Inc. 42.35 -0.22 (-0.59%). UMH 12.13 -0.03 (-0.25%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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