Stocks Fairly Quiet on Columbus Day

Despite rather good news in the U.S. last week about job growth and falling unemployment rates, the World Bank predicted a slowdown in growth in Asia, encouraging investors to stay against the wall, as all three indexes slid slightly. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -0.19 percent, -26.5 points, to close at 13,382.65, while the Nasdaq edged down -0.76 percent, -23.84 points to 3,112.35. The S&P dropped down -0.35 percent, -5.05 points to close at 1,455.88. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite dropped -1.40 percent to close at 1139.3. Housing stocks we track closed mixed, or even. Nobility Homes advanced the most of stocks we follow, +3.33%, +0.20, to end the day at 6.20. Skyline Corp. lost the most of tracked stocks, -2.82 percent, -0.15 to close at 5.16. Affiliated Managers Group 123.25 -1.06 (-0.85%). Cavco Industries 46.34 -0.80 (-1.70%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 135,400 -155.00 (-0.11%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 32.48 +0.19 (+0.59%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 67.25 -0.99 (-1.45%). Louisiana Pacific Corp. 13.48 -0.13 (-0.96%). Patrick Industries 17.33 -0.12 (-0.72%). Sun Communities, Inc. 43.12 -0.59 (-1.35%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Oct. 5) 49.21 +0.04 (+0.08%). United Forest Products, Inc. 42.09 -0.26 (-0.61%). UMH 12.10 -0.03 (-0.25%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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