Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (IVR): Today's Featured Real Estate Laggard

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Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Invesco Mortgage Capital fell 30 cents (-1.4%) to $21.26 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.9 million shares of Invesco Mortgage Capital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $21.17-$21.65 after having opened the day at $21.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.56. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that declined today were: BRT Realty ( BRT), down 7.4%, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 5.3%, Stratus Properties ( STRS), down 4.5%, and China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), down 2.4%.
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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 $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of eight, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Invesco Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five 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 solid stock price performance, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI), up 24.1%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 11%, Capital ( CT), up 9.3%, and New England Realty Associates ( NEN), up 7.5%, were all gainers within the real estate industry with AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) being today's featured real estate industry leader.

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