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August 30, 2013
08:57 EDTRDN, MTG, FMCCRadian rises after striking deal with Freddie Mac
Shares of Radian Group (RDN) are trading higher in the pre-market session after its mortgage insurance subsidiary, Radian Guaranty, announced an agreement with Freddie Mac (FMCC) regarding a group of delinquent mortgage loans held by Freddie Mac that were insured by the Radian unit. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The agreement, which covers 25,760 first-lien mortgage loans that were delinquent as of December 31, 2011, caps Radian Guaranty’s total exposure on this group of loans to $840M. Radian Guaranty paid approximately $255M to Freddie Mac to cover claim exposure on these loans, and had previously paid $370M of claims on these loans. Radian said it expects to record an incurred loss of approximately $20M in its fiscal third quarter in connection with the deal. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Radian were up nearly 7% to trade above $14 in the pre-market session. OTHER'S TO WATCH: MGIC Investment (MTG), which is also a private mortgage insurer, was up nearly 4% in pre-market trading.
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July 27, 2014
16:14 EDTFMCCGoldman close to settling FHFA suit on faulty mortgage claims, Bloomberg says
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10:45 EDTFMCCFannie, Freddie prefered, common holders could still be wiped out, Barron's says
Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac's (FMCC) preferred and common shareholders could still get wiped out despite recent gains, Barron's argues in a follow up article. Reference Link
July 25, 2014
15:24 EDTRDNRadian Group hires Goldman for mortgage guaranty unit sale, dealReporter says
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July 24, 2014
08:11 EDTMTGMGIC Investment CEO retiring to be succeeded by COO Patrick Sinks
MGIC Investment CEO Curt S. Culver, 62, will retire effective March 1, 2015, and become non-executive chairman. Upon Mr. Culver's retirement, Patrick Sinks, 57, will become CEO. Sinks has also been appointed to the board of directors. The same changes will be implemented at Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, MTG's principal subsidiary. Sinks is currently COO of both companies.
July 22, 2014
10:48 EDTMTGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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July 17, 2014
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07:13 EDTFMCCWatchdog says Fannie, Freddie making riskier agreements, Reuters says
The Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General said in a report that Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) are engaging in riskier agreements as they increasingly buy mortgages from smaller lenders, according to Reuters, citing comments from the watchdog. Reference Link
July 16, 2014
09:23 EDTMTGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Time Warner (TWX), up 15% after company confirmed that it rejected an $80B takeover offer from 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), as had been reported earlier this morning... Apple (AAPL), up 2% after announcing an enterprise mobile partnership with IBM (IBM), which is also up 2%... International Game (IGT), up 9.5% after agreeing to be acquired by GTECH for $4.7B in cash and stock... FireEye (FEYE), up 5% after shares upgraded at Goldman... Precision Drilling (PDS), up 4% after announcing strategic agreement with Schlumberger (SLB), upgraded at Deutsche Bank... Mellanox (MLNX), up 4.7% following upgrade at Jefferies. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 5.4%... HCA Holdings (HCA), up 6%... Textron (TXT), up 3.2%... Abbott (ABT), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PNC Financial (PNC), down 2.5%... MGIC Investment (MTG), down 3.6%. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 3% after downgraded at CRT Capital following second quarter earnings report... Ares Capital (ARCC), down 2.5% after filing to sell 11.85M shares of common stock... Nationstar (NSM), down 2.4% after downgraded at Wells Fargo... Walter Investment (WAC), which was also downgraded at Wells Fargo, down 1.6%.
07:03 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports Q2 new insurance written $8.3B
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07:02 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports Q2 EPS 12c, consensus 14c
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July 15, 2014
15:19 EDTMTGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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