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August 30, 2013
08:57 EDTRDN, FMCC, MTGRadian 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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January 28, 2015
15:31 EDTMTGMGIC Investment unit promotes Kurt Thomas to Chief Human Resources Officer
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, or MGIC, the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, is promoting Kurt Thomas to senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer and Dean Dardzinski to VP Managing Director. MGIC is also rounding out its National Accounts team with two VPs National Accounts by promoting Elyse Mitchell and hiring Robert Bates.
14:00 EDTFMCCU.S. denied motion to stay Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac suits, WSJ reports
A judge in a federal claims court denied the U.S. government’s motion to stay proceedings in lawsuits brought by a group of Wall Street investors over the treatment of Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), according to The Wall Street Journal, citing two people familiar with the decision. The U.S. asked that those suits be put on hold pending the appeal of a decision by a D.C. district court that previously dismissed a similar group of cases, the report noted. Reference Link
07:32 EDTFMCCRegulator defends Fannie and Freddie 3% downpayment mortgages, LA Times says
Mortgage regulator Melvin Watt stated Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac's (FMCC) new 3% downpayment mortages are just as safe as loans with 10% downpayment, reports the LA Times, citing a hearing by the House Financial Services Committee. Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said the mortgage giants are combining low downpayments with "compensating factors" such as strong credit requirements and private mortgage insurance. Fannie's program began in December and Freddie's begins in March. Reference Link
January 27, 2015
10:35 EDTMTGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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January 20, 2015
09:11 EDTMTGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:08 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports Q4 EPS 19c, consensus 15c
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