Noteworthy headlines on CNNMoney – Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, dies at 60. Obamacare premium hikes called ‘one-time’ fix. Feds bust Chinese hackers over stolen law firm secrets. Europe’s weakest bank needs even more help. Saudi Arabia will tax expats and hike gas prices again.
Noteworthy headlines on MarketWatch – Nasdaq ends at record, but 20,000 remains elusive for the Dow. The powerful bullish signal that could set up 2017 for stock gains. White House: Robots may take half of our jobs, and we should embrace it. Home-building and real estate ETFs rise after Case-Shiller home-price data.
Gold closed at 1,139.80, up 6.20 and 0.55%.
Oil closed at 53.83, up 0.81 and 1.53%.
Three Major U.S. Market Tickers and closing numbers at the bell today…
S&P 500 – 2,268.88 up 5.09 (0.22%).
Dow JIA- 19,945.04 up 11.23 (0.06%).
Nasdaq – 5,487.44 up 24.75 (0.45%).
The MH Industry – Today’s Risers and Sliders
The top two gainers for the day were Louisiana Pacific (LPX) and Universal Forest (UFPI). The top two sliders for the day were Carlyle (CG) and NortStar (NRF). Killam and Deer Valley held steady today, as the stocks are only being bought/sold periodically. (Notice: ALWAYS look at the date on the Bloomberg chart below, as some stocks aren’t traded daily, etc.).
A recent Sun report, linked here.
A recent AMG report, linked here.
A recent Tricon report, linked here.
A recent UMH report, linked here.
Recent UFPI investor moves, linked here.
Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV) Ticker
Note: the chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.
Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers. Drew, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. ##
(Image credits are as shown above.)
Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.