Real Estate Operations Stocks, Including American Capital, Making Big Moves on November 16, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | November 16, 2012 AAA

The Nasdaq has decreased 1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.6% and the Dow has fallen 0.8% on a bad morning for the market.

On a bad day for the market overall, the Real Estate Operations sector (IYR) has shown little change and its biggest movers so far today are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE:IVR) $2.18 billion +3.8%
American Capital (Nasdaq:AGNC) $10.19 billion +3.3%
Hatteras (NYSE:HTS) $2.45 billion +2.8%
Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) $4.87 billion +2.3%
PennyMac Mortgage (NYSE:PMT) $1.34 billion +2.2%
FirstService Corporation (Nasdaq:FSRV) $804.6 million -1.9%
Sovran Self Storage (NYSE:SSS) $1.83 billion -1.8%

Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE:IVR) has risen 3.8% and is currently trading at $19.47 per share. So far today, 1.2 million shares have changed hands.

After rising 3.3%, American Capital (Nasdaq:AGNC) is currently trading at a share price of $30.84. So far today, the company's volume is 5.8 million shares, in line with the current daily average.

Hatteras (NYSE:HTS) is currently trading at $25.50 per share, a 2.8% increase. So far today, 582,842 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 2.1 million shares changed hands.

Rising 2.3%, Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) is currently trading at $35.53 per share. The company's volume is currently 422,571 shares for the day, consistent with its average over the last three months.

PennyMac Mortgage (NYSE:PMT) has moved up 2.2% and is currently trading at $23.32 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 294,630 shares.

FirstService Corporation (Nasdaq:FSRV) is currently trading at a share price of $27.51, a 1.9% decline. The company's volume is currently 1,200 shares for the day, 0.1 times its current daily average.

Currently trading at $59.13 per share, Sovran Self Storage (NYSE:SSS) has fallen 1.8%. The company is trading at a volume of 102,500 shares. This is about the same trading activity as there was yesterday.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. 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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