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FBR Capital lowers target for Nationstar, keeps future EPS estimates

Nationstar moving toward traditional bank structure
Trey Garrison
FBR Capital lowered their target for Nationstar Mortgage from $30 to $25 following the company’s stock offering to raise capital and several MSR acquisitions.
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Nationstar to fund MSR purchases with stock offering

Announces plans to sell 17.5 million shares of common stock
Ben Lane
In the last month, Nationstar Mortgage reached two separate agreements with Ocwen Financial to purchase nearly $35 billion worth of mortgage servicing rights. Nationstar is planning to fund those purchases by executing a public offering of common stock.
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Ocwen speeds exodus from mortgage servicing with latest, massive MSR sale

Nationstar buys in bulk, expects more deals soon
Ben Lane
In what’s becoming a weekly occurrence, Ocwen Financial announced Tuesday that it will sell off another massive agency mortgage servicing rights portfolio. The buyer this time? Nationstar, which is expecting more, similar deals to come.
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Ocwen to sell $9.6 billion mortgage servicing rights portfolio to Green Tree

Ocwen agency MSR exodus continues
Ben Lane
Ocwen Financial’s exodus from agency servicing just took another giant step forward. The company announced Wednesday morning that it intends to sell a $9.6 billion mortgage servicing rights portfolio to Green Tree Servicing, a subsidiary of Walter Investment Management.
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JPMorgan to buy $45B in Ocwen MSRs

Ocwen continues to quietly exit servicing
Brena Swanson
At the end of last year, Ocwen CEO Ron Faris said the company planned to exit agency servicing entirely, and at the beginning of this month, the company revealed that it had one big MSR sale lined up. Now we know that JPMorgan Chase will buy $45 billion of Ocwen mortgage-servicing rights.
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Here’s how much mortgage servicing Altisource Residential is offloading

SEC filing reveals contract details with BSI Financial and Fay Servicing
Ben Lane
Last month, HousingWire reported that Altisource Residential agreed to separate mortgage servicing contracts with two vendors, Fay Servicing and BSI Financial Services. What wasn’t known at the time was just how much servicing Altisource would be transferring, but a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the size of the contracts.
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Ocwen troubles aren’t over yet

Preparing to book $370-$420 million goodwill charge off
Ben Lane
When Ocwen Financial does finally report its yearly financial data, there will be several more negative items in the ledger, and the company is attempting to preemptively alleviate investor concerns by getting out in front of the news. In a press release Monday, the company said that it is expecting its fourth quarter and year-end results to be affected by a $370-$420 million non-cash charge to write-off goodwill.
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Altisource Portfolio Solutions reports 2014 net income of $134.5 million

Ocwen’s troubles force cutbacks, including layoffs
Ben Lane
Despite its business taking a hit due to Ocwen Financial’s regulatory troubles, Altisource Portfolio Solutions still reported a 3% increase in net income in 2014, with the company’s income rising from $129.97 million in 2013 to $134.49 million in 2014.
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Stonegate just grew warehouse lending by 888%

No, that’s not a typo
Ben Lane
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation reported an incredible 888% year-over-year increase in its warehouse lending in the fourth quarter, rising from $47.8 million in 2013 to $472.4 million in 2014. But it still wasn't enough to help Stonegate turn a profit in 2014.
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LoanCare becomes Fitch-rated servicer

Company’s operational history and infrastructure cited as strengths
Ben Lane
Citing the company’s operational history, infrastructure and management as strengths, Fitch Ratings assigned residential mortgage servicer ratings to LoanCare. Fitch also noted that its ratings actions reflect the financial strength of LoanCare’s ultimate parent company, Fidelity National Financial, which acquired LoanCare in 2009.
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