Most Tracked Housing Stocks Gain, led by Sun

Investors were slightly buoyed by lawmakers initial statements that they are working on a deal to avoid the impending fiscal cliff at the end of the year, sending stocks higher. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained +0.37 percent, +45.85 points, ending the week at 12,588.23. The Nasdaq advanced +0.57 percent, 16.19 points to close at 2,853.13, while the S&P moved up +0.48 percent, +6.55 points to close at 1,359.88. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved up +1.14 percent to close at 1149.40. All but one housing stock we track closed up or even. Sun Communities, Inc. gained the most of stocks we track, +5.00%, +1.83 points, to close at 36.42. Nobility Homes is the only stock we track that closed down, -0.93%, -0.05, to end the week at 5.30. Affiliated Managers 121.85 +1.09 (+0.90%). Cavco Industries, Inc. 46.07 +1.07 (+2.33%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 129,345 +1,167.00 (+0.91%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 29.87 +0.07 (+0.23%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 64.11 +0.29 (+0.45%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 15.64 +0.58 (+4.94%). Patrick Industries 17.24 +0.21 (+4.30%). Skyline Corp. remained unchanged at 4.00. Third Avenue Value Fund (Nov. 15) remained unchanged at 46.84. United Forest Products, Inc. 33.74 +0.39 (+1.17%). UMH 9.66 +0.28 (+2.99%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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