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November 1, 2012
09:21 EDTGNW, OCNOcwen in deal to acquire Genworth Financial Home Equity Access for $22M
Ocwen Financial (OCN) announced that on October 26 the company and Genworth Financial (GNW) entered into an agreement whereby Ocwen will acquire Genworth Financial Home Equity Access for approximately $22M in cash. The company, which will be renamed Liberty Home Equity Solutions, is the number one reverse mortgage lender, according to the latest monthly data, with strong positions in both retail and wholesale originations, Ocwen said. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013.
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April 17, 2015
18:03 EDTGNWGenworth says needs additional $500M-$700M to comply with PMIERs
Genworth Financial responded to the final Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements, which were published by the Government Sponsored Enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in conjunction with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. PMIERs will be used by the GSEs to approve private mortgage insurers that provide mortgage insurance on loans acquired by them. Based on its interpretation of the final PMIERs, the company still estimates $500M-$700M of additional capital will be required to be fully compliant by the effective date. This estimate is based on a number of factors including the company's view of market size and dynamics, planned internal restructuring within U.S. Mortgage Insurance and current affiliate asset valuation. The estimate does not reflect the announcement of changes to GSE fees, the impact of which the company is still evaluating. The final PMIERs lowered the level of required capital from that contained in the draft requirements, primarily benefiting legacy books of business, and also lowering the benefit from captive reinsurance treaties. Additionally, this estimate reflects reductions in affiliate asset valuation due to changes in market value, currency fluctuations and the finalization of the PMIERs. The company still intends to comply with the final PMIERs by the effective date, which is now December 31, 2015. Although the company continues to pursue reinsurance transactions, the lower capital requirements on legacy books of business impact the evaluation of the mix of appropriate sources of capital, which include both reinsurance and holding company cash. As previously disclosed, the company is reviewing a broad range of strategic options that it believes will improve its ability to reduce debt levels, increase capital buffers and improve/grow earnings.
April 15, 2015
10:36 EDTGNWBofA/Merrill U.S. credit analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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April 14, 2015
09:13 EDTOCNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers.
UP AFTER EARNINGS: JPMorgan Chase (JPM), up 1%... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), up marginally... Triangle Petroleum (TPLM), up 4.2%... Fastenal (FAST), up 5%. ALSO HIGHER: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (BCLI), up 13.5% after announcing that it will present NurOwn Phase 2a clinical data at the Academy of Neurology annual meeting... Builders FirstSource (BLDR), up 7.2% after being upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Solazyme (SZYM), up 7.5% after announcing a strategic agreement with Flotek (FTK)... Cleveland BioLabs (CBLI), up 6.8% after receiving funding recommendation from the Department of Defense... Nordic American Tanker (NAT), up 3.2% after raising quarterly dividend to 38c from 22c... Ocwen (OCN), up 3.8% after reporting preliminary fiscal 2014 results. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Wells Fargo (WFC), down just under 1%. ALSO LOWER: Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 5.8% after being downgraded to Hold from Buy at TD Securities... RXi Pharmaceuticals (RXII), down 14.3% after filing to sell $20M of common stock and warrants... Arrowhead Research (ARWR), down 4.5% after being downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies.
07:43 EDTOCNOcwen up 2.3% after reporting preliminary FY14 results
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07:43 EDTOCNOcwen expects to be profitable in FY15
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07:42 EDTOCNOcwen reports preliminary FY14 EPS ($4.18), may not compare to consensus 92c
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April 12, 2015
14:23 EDTGNWPE firm JC Flowers said to eye Genworth division, Sky News says
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April 7, 2015
12:58 EDTOCNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:23 EDTOCNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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April 6, 2015
17:43 EDTOCNOcwen says it still needs time to file 10-K
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17:41 EDTOCNOcwen amends servicing pact with Home Loan Servicing Solutions
On April 6, Ocwen (OCN) Loan Servicing entered into Amendment No. 2 to Master Servicing Rights Purchase Agreement and Sale Supplements with HLSS Holdings, Home Loan Servicing Solutions (HLSS) and MSR-EBO Acquisition LLC , which Amendment is effective upon the consummation and closing of the purchase by the Buyer, directly and through HLSS Advances Acquisition Corp., of substantially all of the assets of HLSS. The Amendment revised terms of (i) the Master Servicing Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2012, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Master Servicing Rights Purchase Agreement and Sale Supplements, dated as of December 26, 2012 and (ii) certain sale supplements to the MSR Purchase Agreement . In consideration of Ocwenís consent to the assignment by HLSS to the Buyer of all HLSSís right, title and interest in, to and under the Original Agreements, the Amendment will, among other things impose a two year standstill on the rights of the HLSS Parties to replace Ocwen as named servicer.The Amendment also provides that Ocwen will sell to HLSS, on an exclusive and ďas isĒ basis, all economic beneficial rights to the clean-up call rights Ocwen is entitled to pursuant to servicing agreements that underlie Rights to MSRs owned by HLSS, for a payment upon exercise of 0.50% of the unpaid principal balance of all performing mortgage loans associated with the applicable clean up-call. In the event there is a future downgrade of Ocwen's S&P servicer rating below its current rating of "Average," Ocwen has also agreed to compensate Holdings for certain increased costs associated with its servicing advance financing facilities, including increased costs of funding, to the extent such costs are the direct result of such downgrade.
08:31 EDTGNWGenworth sale of Life and Annuity business would be positive, says UBS
UBS said the reported potential sale of Genworth's Life and Annuity insurance company would be done at a discount, but the unit should attract potential buyers. The firm sees its sale as positive, given the unit's lack of near-term free cash flow and low ratings. UBS continues to see long-term value in Genworth, citing its debt reduction and growing cash position, and reiterated its Buy rating and $11 price target on the shares.

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