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Fly News Breaks for October 8, 2019
Oct 8, 2019 | 16:26 EDT
Keefe Bruyette analyst Bose George upgraded Fannie Mae to Market Perform from Underperform with a $3 price target. The stock closed Tuesday at $3.70. The Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency have taken meaningful actions that have moved the government sponsored enterprises down the road towards recapitalization, Bose tells investors in a research note. However, he believes market expectations "remain high that there will be a positive resolution."
News For FNMA From the Last 2 Days
Feb 27, 2020 | 09:01 EST
Odeon Capital analyst Dick Bove downgraded both Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) to Sell from Hold. The timeline for when the companies are likely to be released from their conservatorships and recapitalized has been extended out by two years, Bove tells investors in a research note, citing comments Wednesday made by Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency's Mark Calabria. Further, the range of Fannie's and Freddie's product offerings has been cut back and their earnings capacity and secular growth rates have been reduced, adds Bove. The analyst notes, however, that the downgrades do not conflict his view that the preferred stocks in these businesses are "very attractive."