Skyline, Nobility Gain Nicely; Dow, S&P Approach Records

A report showing home prices posted their biggest increase in six years was weighed down somewhat by an unexpected drop in consumer confidence. Meanwhile, the Dow and S&P approached new all time highs, currently 14,164 and 1,565, respectively, from Oct. 2007. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average nudged up +0.52 percent, +72.49 points, to end the day at 13,954.42. Tech stocks basically kept the Nasdaq flat at 3,153.66, while the S&P moved up+ 0.51 percent, +7.66 points, to end the day at 1,507.84. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite gained +0.57 percent to close at 1365.4. Several housing stocks we track gained nicely, others closed mixed or even. Skyline Corp. gained the most of tracked stocks, moving up +7.31%, +0.34, to end the day at 4.99. Patrick Industries, Inc. fell the most of stocks we follow, dropping -2.07%, -0.31 to 16.61. Affiliated Managers Group 146.50 +1.43 (+0.99%). Cavco Industries, Inc. 51.59 -0.13 (-0.25%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 146,495 -225.00 (-0.15%). Champion, Liberty Homes, and Palm Harbor continued unchanged. Deer Valley lost a penny, -2.00%, to end the session at 0.64. Drew Industries 37.15 +0.17 (+0.46%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 73.07 +1.15 (+1.60%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 20.57 +0.17 (+0.87%). Nobility Homes 5.25 +0.35 (+7.14%). Sun Communities, Inc. 43.66 +0.04 (+0.09%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Jan. 28) 51.83 -0.13 (-0.25%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 41.68 +1.05 (+2.58%). UMH 10.41 +0.01 (+0.10%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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