Stocks edged up modestly throughout the day Tuesday, but in the end the Dow slid into the red, closing down .02 percent. The Yahoo Finance Manufactured Housing Composite ended down more than one percent. Advancers include Allied Managers Group , up .04 cents (.04 percent) to $96.78; Equity Lifestyle Properties, up .61 cents (.92 percent); Patrick Industries, up .35 cents (9.59 percent, making it the days biggest advancer), to $4.00; Sun Communities, up .13 cents (.35 percent) to close at $37.27; Third Avenue Value Fund, up .23 cents (.58 percent) to close at $40.20; Universal Forest products, up .22 cents (.72 percent) to close at $30.89; UMH Properties, up .04 cents (4.3 percent) to close at $9.29 and Walker Dunlop, up .02 cents (.16 percent) to close at $12.47.
Decliners include Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway, down $568.00 (.49 percent) to arrive at $115,962.00; Cavco, down .13 cents (.31 percent) to $41,34; Nobility Homes, down .30 cents (5.45 percent) to $5.20 and Skyline Corp., down .22 cents (4.99 percent) to $4.19.
Champion Homes, Liberty Homes and Palm Harbor Homes were unchanged.
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