Most Housing Stocks We Track Drop

Concerns over the fiscal cliff, double-dip recession in the Eurozone, and bombing of Gaza by Israel pushed investors away from stocks as all three indexes lost steam today. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -0.23 percent, -28.57 points, closing at 12,542.38. The Nasdaq dropped -0.35 percent, -9.87 points to close at 2,893.64, while the S&P lost -0.16 percent, -2.17 points to close at 1,353.32. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite dropped -1.19 percent to close at 1136.4. Most housing stocks we track closed down or even, except two. Cavco Industries, Inc. closed higher than the other stock, gaining +2.02%, +0.92, to finish at 44.95. Patrick Industries dropped the most of stocks we track -3.85%, -0.06, to close at 16.50. Affiliated Managers 120.76 -1.23 (-1.01%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 128,178 +28.00 (+0.02%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 29.80 -0.41 (-1.36%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 63.82 -0.22 (-0.34%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 15.06 -0.55 (-3.52%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 5.35 for the third consecutive day. Skyline Corp. 4.00 -0.13 (-3.15%). Sun Communities, Inc. 36.59 -0.51 (-1.37%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Nov. 14) 46.84 -0.51 (-1.08%). United Forest Products, Inc. 33.35 -0.84 (-2.46%). UMH 9.38 -0.14 (-1.47%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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