Negative Growth report from the Eurozone Bums U.S. Stocks

News that a third consecutive quarter of declining growth in the Eurozone at the end of 2012 trumped the U.S. news that first-time unemployment filings fell, along with the two big mergers, leaving the three major indexes to move little. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.07 percent, -9.52 points, to end the day at 13,973.39. The Nasdaq edged up +0.06 percent, +1.78 points, to close at 3,198.66, while the S&P nudged up 0.07 percent, +1.05, to end at 1,521.38. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite gained +1.23 percent to close at 1454. Housing stocks we track closed mixed or even. Patrick Industries gained the most of tracked stocks, moving up +2.10 percent, +0.33, to end the day at 15.61. Universal Forest Products, Inc. fell the most of stocks we follow, dropping -4.66 percent, -1.98, to end the day at 39.60. Affiliated Managers Group 147.34 +0.87 (+0.59%). Cavco Industries 46.26 +0.12 (+0.27%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 149,240 +1,490. (+1.01%%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor continued unchanged. Drew Industries 38.05 -0.05 (-0.15%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 74.26 -0.03 (-0.04%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 21.31 -0.30 (-1.39%). Nobility Homes 5.17 -0.08 (-1.52%). Skyline Corp. remained unchanged at 4.80. Sun Communities, Inc. 45.32 +0.58 (+1.27%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Feb. 13) 53.06 +0.09 (+0.17%). UMH 10.22 +0.02 (+0.20%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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