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Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management discloses passive stake in Nationstar

Now owns more than 5% of nonbank
Ben Lane
A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Point72 Asset Management and its founder, billionaire Steven Cohen, own more than 5% of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings.
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Nationstar launches end-to-end real estate platform Xome

Solutionstar’s transition is complete
Ben Lane
Online real estate’s new kid on the block is here and ready to upset the apple cart in a big way. After weeks of beta testing, Xome officially launched Tuesday, offering “the world’s first integrated, end-to-end digital platform for real estate, with the promise of connecting every major touch point in the transaction process, from finding a home to closing the deal.”
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Another Nationstar executive stepping down

David Hisey resigns as EVP, chief strategy and external affairs officer
Ben Lane
For the second week in a row, a high-level executive at Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is resigning. Nationstar announced Wednesday that David Hisey, who served as executive vice president, chief strategy and external affairs officer, informed the company that he is resigning, effective at the close of business on June 19.
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Nationstar President Harold Lewis stepping down

Led company's servicing operations
Ben Lane
The leader of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings’ servicing operations is stepping down. Nationstar’s president and chief operating officer, Harold Lewis, informed the company Wednesday that he intends to retire and will resign from his positions, effective May 31.
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Nationstar significantly downgraded by analysts

FBR Capital, Oppenheimer and Barclays wary of nonbank’s future
Ben Lane
In the wake of posting a loss in the first quarter, several analysts are downgrading Nationstar Mortgage Holdings and questioning what the future holds for the nonbank. Here's what FBR Capital, Oppenheimer and Barclays think about Nationstar.
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Solutionstar re-launches as one-stop shop for homes and mortgages

Nationstar CEO: We expect to revolutionize real estate
Ben Lane
The Zillow Group, Realtor.com, Redfin and every other site battling for the online real estate title are about to have a new competitor to worry about, and the new kid on the block is expecting to “revolutionize the way real estate transacts.” But this new kid isn’t a start-up, it is backed by one of the industry’s largest players – Nationstar Mortgage Holdings.
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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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Title365 adds Aaron Fain as vice president

Will oversee mid-markets originations as division manager
Ben Lane
In this role, Fain will be responsible for selling title and settlement services to mid-market originators nationally, as well as business expansion and educational training for clients and account executives.
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Nationstar missed on 4Q14 net income of $19M

Bray: Growth prospects for Nationstar are significant
Brena Swanson
Nationstar posted fourth-quarter net income of $19 million, significantly down from $111 million in the third quarter. Despite the drop, the company believes it is well positioned for 2015 from a capital, technology and operational perspective.
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Nationstar scoops huge Fannie, Freddie mortgage servicing portfolio

Adds to the company’s rapid growth
Brena Swanson
Nationstar has closed on the purchase of another mortgage servicing rights portfolio. As a result, the nonbank servicer has officially acquired $43 billion in servicing portfolios since the end of the second quarter 2014.
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