Tracked Housing Stocks Close Mixed; Three Major Indexes Drop

The three major indexes fell again today as investors remained against the wall of the dance floor wondering when the Federal Reserve will begin slowing its economic stimulus program. CNNMoney reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -104.01 points, -0.66 percent, to close at 15,739.43. The Nasdaq dropped -0.14 percent, -5.41 points, to finish at 3,998.40, while the S&P lost -6.72 points, -0.38 percent, to end the day at 1,775.50. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite moved up +0.27 percent to close at 690.7. Housing stocks we track in today’s trading closed mixed or even, but Liberty Homes spiked the most of tracked stocks, moving up +27.45 percent, +0.14 points, to close at 0.65 while Skyline Corp. fell the most of stocks we follow for the second consecutive day, -1.25%, -0.0599, to end the day at 4.72. Affiliated Managers Group 199.82 +0.86 (+0.43%). Cavco Industries 61.61 +0.56 (+0.93%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 171,454 -176.00 (-0.08%). Deer Valley remained unchanged at 0.65. Drew Industries 51.79 +0.16 (+0.31%). Equity LifeStyle Properties 35.59 -0.35 (-0.96%). Louisiana Pacific Industries 16.04 +0.09 (+0.59%). Nobility Homes remained unchanged at 8.10. Patrick Industries 28.76 +0.19 (+0.68%). Sun Communities 39.87 -0.49 (-1.21%). Third Avenue Value Fund (Dec. 11) 57.48 -0.67 (-1.15%). UMH Properties 9.11 -0.07 (-0.76%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 49.33 +0.26 (+0.55%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and Real Tick)

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