Most Tracked Housing Stocks Close Down

Stocks were stymied today by investors’ fears about the impending fiscal cliff as well as the debt crisis in Europe and Greece, as the three major indexes moved no more than 0.02 percent. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved nowhere, closing at 12,815.16. The Nasdaq lost -0.02 percent, -0.61 points to close at 2,904.26, while the S&P gained a meager +0.01 percent, +0.15 points to close at 1,380.00. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite advanced +2.11 percent to close at 1190.1. Housing stocks we track closed mostly down or with minor gain, or even. Of the stocks we follow, Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway gained the most, +0.45 percent, up +575 points to end the day at 128,160. Cavco Industries, Inc. dropped the most of tracked stocks, -2.84 percent, -1.39, to finish at 47.60. Affiliated Managers 125.74 +0.17 (+0.14%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 31.03 -0.47 (-1.49%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 65.91 -0.77 (-1.15%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 16.15 +0.05 (+0.31%). Nobility Homes 5.35 -0.05 (-0.93%). Patrick Industries 18.45 -0.41 (-2.17%). Skyline Corp. 4.30 -0.0108 (-0.25%). Sun Communities, Inc. 38.98 -0.84 (-2.11%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Nov. 9) 47.58 -0.06 (-0.13%). United Forest Products, Inc. 35.38 -0.69 (-1.91%). UMH 10.01 -0.01 (-0.10%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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