Stocks moved higher Tuesday after a positive report on retail sales and news from the Fed that the economy is improving. The Yahoo Finance Manufactured Housing Composite Index closed 1.3 percent higher. Several watched stocks added more than seven percent, and one, Patrick Industries, added more than ten percent.
Closing higher Tuesday were Affiliated Managers Group, up $4.18 *3.88 percent) to $112.03; Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway Inc., up $2,015 (1.69 percent) to $121,250 a share; Drew Industries, up $1.39 (5.13 percent) to $28.48; Equity Lifestyle Properties, up .87 cents (1.29 percent) to $68.39; Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, up .63 cents (7.08 percent) to $9.53; Nobility Homes, up .44 cents (5.56 percent) to $8.35 a share; Patrick Industries, up .91 cents (10.78 percent) to $9.35; Skyline Corporation, up .12 cents (1.61 percent) to $7.59; Sun Communities, up .21 cents (.48 percent) to $43.55, Third Avenue Value Fund, up .17 (.37 percent) to $46.27; Universal Forest products, up $1.39 (4.23 percent) to $34.26; UMH Properties, up .21 cents (2.07 percent) to $10.34 and Walker & Dunlop, up .26 cents (2.05 percent) to $12.97 a share.
Losing share value Tuesday was Cavco, off ,08 cents (.16 percent) to $49.48.
Not gaining or losing ground Tuesday were Champion, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor Homes.
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