ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc (ARR): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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ARMOUR Residential REIT ( ARR) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, ARMOUR Residential REIT fell $0.15 (-2.5%) to $5.89 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 13,847,386 shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,129,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.82-$6.10 after having opened the day at $6.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.04. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Transcontinental Realty Investors ( TCI), down 15.2%, Jacksonville Bancorp ( JAXB), down 13.5%, Atlanticus Holdings ( ATLC), down 9.4% and China Ceramics ( CCCL), down 9.1%.
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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. ARMOUR Residential REIT has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates ARMOUR Residential REIT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ARMOUR Residential REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), down 14.7%, Stewardship Financial Corporation ( SSFN), down 10.5%, eHealth ( EHTH), down 10.0% and Capital ( CT), down 10.0% , were all gainers within the financial sector with BlackRock ( BLK) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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