ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR)

Russell 2000 Index Changes Positive for Multiple Mortgage Finance Players

The Russell indexes are rebalanced each year, and the latest preliminary rebalance announced recently. The final list is expected on June 14, and the formal rebalance will occur on June ...
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Insider Buying Jumps as Market Volatility Grows: Sears, IFF, Pulse Biosciences, PRA Group, Radius Health and More

After weeks of sitting on the sidelines, insiders have been buying shares again in earnest, and the big drop in the markets last week, combined with higher volatility seemed to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: First Solar, Ford, Frontier Communications, JPMorgan, Macy’s, Yamana Gold and More

Stocks were indicated to open down again on Wednesday, stoking concerns that the rallies are still just selling opportunities. In the prior four years it was a "buy the dips" ...
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Despite Stock Market Highs, 13 Major Dividend Cuts

Investors have a lot to cheer about these days. The bull market is now six years old, the major stock market averages have hit new all-time highs, and most major companies seem ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

February 24, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 51 equities making new 52-week lows today. PDL BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI) dropped more than 11% on Tuesday to establish a ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

February 18, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 37 equities making new 52-week lows today. Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) dropped about 19.5% on Wednesday to establish a new ...
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Larry Summers May Have Saved Battered High-Dividend Mortgage REITs

It was no secret that Larry Summers, the former candidate to replace Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve, was no big fan of the current easy money policies. ...
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In Defense of Mortgage REITS, Despite Rising Interest Rates

We have extensively covered the risks brought on by higher interest rates against certain sectors of the stock market. The sector of mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs), with its ...
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Is QE Damning Mortgage REITs and Their Dividend Prospects?

High yield investors have been chasing the attractive dividend payouts offered by the mortgage REIT sector for years and years now. Unlike the high payouts from telecom, tobacco, and utilities ...
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Deutsche Bank Shows Top Quantitative Small Cap Stock Screen

Friday's nonfarm payroll report is hopefully the beginning of some consistent hiring by American companies. Typically, small cap stocks derive some of the biggest benefit from an improving domestic economy, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ALU, CTRP, D, FLTX, IDTI, NANO, ODFL, RVBD, S, UBS, VLO, DIS, WU, AAPL, ACI, OFC, ARR, ISRG, LOCK, PCS, WIT, LAD, ALL, URI, MPC)

The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls will be playing catch-up on Wednesday as the markets did not get a chance to react to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BPL, IDTI, LAD, MPC, PMTI, ALL, ARR, ACI, OFC, ISRG, COV, HMSY, JAKK, JMI, LOCK, LXFR, PCS, URI, WIT, YZC)

The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls are very thin this Tuesday as this is the second day that U.S. markets are closed today ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ALL, ARR, OFC, ISRG, COV, HMSY, JAKK, JMI, LOCK, LXFR, URI, WIT, YZC)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Monday. Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) named Bull of the Day at Zacks. ...
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BofA Raising High-Dividend Mortgage REITs, But Warns of Lower Dividends

We recently became worried about the future dividends of the high-yielding mortgage REIT sector due to QE3's focus being on $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities. In fact, after our call of ...
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Secondary Offerings Come On Strong From Housing & REITs (ARR, BZH, MTH, SNH)

When the market is stable or when shares are strong, many companies choose to unload shares to raise capital. It may hurt the shareholders today but these moves can help ...
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