American Capital Among Real Estate Operations' Biggest Movers on October 15, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | October 15, 2012 AAA

The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.3%; the S&P 500 is up 0.4%; and the Dow has increased 0.4%.

Outperforming the market overall, the Real Estate Operations sector (IYR) is up 0.3% and its biggest movers so far today are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) $1.69 billion -3.3%
American Capital (Nasdaq:AGNC) $11.13 billion -3.3%
Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE:IVR) $2.39 billion -3.1%
Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) $1.14 billion -2.8%
CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) $2.21 billion -2.3%
Hatteras (NYSE:HTS) $2.6 billion -2.1%
Two Harbors (NYSE:TWO) $3.26 billion -2%

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ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) has fallen 3.3% and is currently trading at $6.96 per share. The company's volume is currently 26.2 million shares for the day, 2.9 times the average daily volume.

After a decline of 3.3%, American Capital (Nasdaq:AGNC) has hit a share price of $31.52. The company is currently trading a volume of 30.2 million shares.

Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE:IVR) is down 3.1% to reach $20.10 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 5.2 million shares, 2.2 times its average over the past three months.

Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) is trading at $13.96 per share, down 2.8%. So far today, the company's volume is 518,015 shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 342,160 shares.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) is currently trading at a share price of $12.97, a 2.3% decline. The company's volume is currently 9.8 million shares for the day, 3.2 times its current daily average.

Currently trading at $25.97 per share, Hatteras (NYSE:HTS) has fallen 2.1%. The company's volume for the day so far is 2.1 million shares.

At $11.43, Two Harbors (NYSE:TWO) has slipped 2%. The company's volume for the day so far is 11.5 million shares, 2.4 times its current three-month average.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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