Major Indexes Nudge Down; Tracked Housing Stocks Mixed

U.S. stocks slipped in today’s trading as investors expressed concerned about the financial crisis in Cyprus and how that might affect the ongoing troubles in Eurozone countries. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped -0.44 percent, -64.28 points, to close at 14,447.75. The Nasdaq fell -0.30 percent, -9.70 points, to close at 3,235.30, while the S&P lost -0.33 percent, -5.2 points, to end the day at 1,551.69. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite rose +1.71 percent to close at 1605.3. Housing stocks we track closed mixed or even. Skyline Corp. moved up the most of tracked stocks, gaining +2.15 percent, +0.11 points, to end today’s session at 5.22. Louisiana Pacific Industries fell the most of stocks we follow, dropping -1.55 percent, -0.34, to end the day at 21.60. Affiliated Managers Group 151.54 +0.05 (+0.03%). Cavco Industries 48.27 +0.30 (+0.63%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 153,690 -51.00 (-0.03%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor continued unchanged. Drew Industries 36.59 +0.08 (+0.22%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 74.96 +0.33 (+0.44%). Nobility Homes 5.44 +0.04 (+0.74%). Patrick Industries 14.83 +0.213 (+0.44%). Sun Communities, Inc. 47.96 +0.28 (+0.59%). Third Avenue Value Fund (March 22) 52.05 +0.02 (+0.04). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 40.28 -0.09 (-0.22%). UMH 10.20 -0.12 (-1.16%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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