Three Indexes, Most Housing Stocks Register Gains

The government’s strong report on jobless claims and positive housing news trumped concerns over Greece’s economic woes as the three indexes all advanced, although slightly. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.33 percent, +41.83 points, ending the day at 12,830.34. The Nasdaq advanced +0.34 percent, +9.87 points to close at 2,926.55, while the S&P moved up a +0.23 percent, +3.22 points, to close at 1,391.03. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved down -0.19 percent to close at 1168.6. Housing stocks we track closed mixed or even. Drew Industries advanced the most of stocks we track, gaining +3.34 percent, +1.03, to end the day at 31.91. Skyline Corp. fell the most of tracked stocks, losing -1.72%, -0.07, to close at 4.01. Affiliated Managers 126.74 +0.62 (+0.49%). Cavco Industries 49.00 +0.29 (+0.55%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 131,254 +1,051.00 (+0.81%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Equity LifeStyle Properties 64.30 -0.28 (-0.44%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 17.28 +0.35 (+1.87%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 5.30 for the third consecutive day. Patrick Industries 18.48 +0.19 (+1.04%). Sun Communities 38.71 -0.34 (-0.87%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Nov. 20) 47.68 -0.10 (-0.21%). United Forest Products, Inc. 35.92 +0.49 (+1.39%). UMH 10.02 +0.03 (+0.30%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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