More Housing Stocks Lose than Gain, as Dow Nudges Up

With Chinese exports only up one percent since a year ago and declining U.S. import and export prices, lackluster investors hit the pause button amid fears of a global slowdown. The three indexes gained slightly, but none was above one-third of a percentage point. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average nudged up 42.76 points, +0.32 percent, to close at 13,207.95. The Nasdaq managed a slight gain of +0.07 percent to close at 3,020.86, while the S&P moved up +0.22 percent to 1,405.87. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite fell -2.82% to close at 961. Housing stocks we track closed mixed or even. Louisiana Pacific Corp advanced the most of stocks we track, squeaking out a gain of +.84%, +0.10, to close at 12.00. Patrick Industries dropped the most of tracked stocks, falling -4.70%, -0.58, to end the day at 11.75. Affiliated Managers Group 115.36 -1.15 (-1.04%). Cavco Industries 47.33 -0.60 (-1.25%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 127,175 +375.00 (+0.30%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 29.18 +0.14 (+0.48%). Equity Lifestyle Properties 69.56 -0.08 (-0.11%). Nobility Homes remained where it closed yesterday, at 5.50. Skyline Corp. 4.44 -0.11 (-2.42%). Sun Communities 45.71 +0.02 (+0.04%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Aug. 9) 47.00 +0.32 (+0.69%). United Forest Products, Inc. 33.99. -0.80 (-2.30%). UMH Properties 11.20 -0.20 (-1.75%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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