Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (IVR): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Invesco Mortgage Capital rose 26 cents (1.2%) to $21.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.5 million shares of Invesco Mortgage Capital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.92-$21.36 after having opened the day at $20.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.93. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 13.3%, Rurban Financial ( RBNF), up 11.2%, Millennium India Acquisition Corporation ( SMCG), up 11.1%, and Maui Land & Pineapple Company ( MLP), up 10.6%.
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Invesco Agency Securities Inc. operates as a mortgage real estate investment trust. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Invesco Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $2.41 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 7.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Invesco Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco Mortgage Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the negative front, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 9.6%, Carver Bancorp ( CARV), down 9.3%, Carolina Trust Bank ( CART), down 9.3%, and Heckmann ( HEK), down 9.1%, were all laggards within the financial sector with Credit Suisse Group ( CS) being today's financial sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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