Skyline Spikes, Three Major Indexes Waffle

Investors stepped back from the table today to start the first full week of August as the three major indexes closed mixed and little changed after hitting new highs last week. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid -46.23 points, -0.30 percent, to close at 15,612.13. The Nasdaq rose +0.09 percent, +3.36 points to end the day at 3,692.95, while the S&P fell back -0.15 percent, losing -0.15 percent, -2.53 points, to close at 1,707.14. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite dropped -0.52 percent to close at 990.3. Housing stocks we follow closed mixed or even, although Skyline Corp. posted the biggest gain of tracked stocks, spiking +16.45 percent, +0.85 points, to end the day at 6.09. Cavco Industries dropped the most of stocks we follow, falling -4.39 percent, -1.23, to end the day at 55.16. Affiliated Managers Group 186.00 +0.26 (+0.14%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 177,300 +800.00 (+0.45%). Deer Valley was unchanged at 0.64. Drew Industries 41.72 +0.12 (+0.29%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 37.33 -0.23 (-0.67%). Liberty Homes remained steady at 0.60. Louisiana Pacific Industries 16.81 +0.05 (+0.30%). Nobility Homes remained steady at 8.50. Palm Harbor Homes remained unchanged. Patrick Industries 25.65 +0.83 (+3.34%). Sun Communities, Inc. 48.55 +0.06 (+0.12%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Aug 2) 56.99 +0.39 (+0.69%). UMH Properties, Inc. 10.79 -0.02 (-0.19%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 41.18 -0.27 (-0.67%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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