Stocks Move Higher; LPX, Patrick, Deer Valley Advance Well

U.S. stocks rallied to end the year on a high note as investors welcomed indications coming out of Washington that the fiscal cliff will be averted. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.28 percent, +166.03 points, landing above the 13,000 mark at 13,104.14. The Nasdaq moved up 2.00 percent, +59.20 points, to close at 3,019.51, while the S&P ended the week gaining +1.69 percent, +23.76 points, to close at 1,426.19. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved down -1.20 percent to close at 1205.40. Several housing stocks we track gained nicely, those that fell did not go far, and others closed even. Louisiana Pacific Industries gained the most of stocks we track, moving up +5.56 percent, +0.85, to end the day at 19.41. Nobility Homes fell the most of tracked stocks, losing -1.10%, -0.05, to close at 4.90. Affiliated Managers Group 130.15 +2.41 (+1.89%). Cavco Industries 49.98 +1.39 (+2.86%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 134,490 +1,490. (+1.16%). Champion, Liberty Homes, and Palm Harbor continued unchanged. Deer Valley 0.60 +0.02 (+3.77%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 67.29 +0.79 (+1.19%). Patrick Industries 15.56 +0.68 (+4.57%). Skyline Corp. 4.06 -0.01 (-0.25%). Sun Communities, Inc. 39.71 +0.62 (+1.57%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Dec. 28) 49.40 -0.09 (-0.18%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 38.04 +0.23 (+0.61%). UMH 10.33 +0.15 (1.47%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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