U.S. Stocks Edge Up; Patrick Ind. and Louisiana Pacific Post Gains

CNNMoney tells MHProNews.com good news from Greece concerning their austerity plan gave breathing room to U.S. investors who watched the U.S. markets zig-zag all day, but it finally edged up on the plus side. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained +0.05 percent to close at 12,890.46, while the Nasdaq gained +0.39 points to end the day at 2,929.23, and the S&P rose 0.15 percent to 1,351.95. The Yahoo! Finance Manufactured Housing Composite lost -0.55 percent to end the day at 968.8. Tracked housing stocks closed mixed. Patrick Industries posted the biggest gain of housing stocks followed, moving up +6.95 percent, +0.37, to close at 5.69. Sun Communities, Inc., slid the most, -1.20 percent, -0.49, to end the day at 40.44. Affiliated Managers Group 106.74 -0.69 (-0.64%). Cavco Industries 52.78 -0.41 (-0.77%). Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, as well as MH home-building, lending and other housing suppliers parent company Berkshire Hathaway 118,855 -620 (-0.52%). Champion, Liberty Homes, Deer Valley and Palm Harbor all remained unchanged. Drew Industries 27.03 +0.05 (+0.19%). Louisiana Pacific 8.26 +0.22 (+2.74%). Nobility Homes 5.95 -0.05 (-0.83%). Skyline Corp. 7.12 +0.06 (+0.85%). Third Avenue Value Fund (2-8) 45.95 +0.41 (0.90%). UMH Properties 10.99 -0.05 (-0.45%). Universal Forest Products, Inc. 33.47 -0.26 (-0.77%).

(Graphic credit: CNNMoney and RealTick)

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