Real Estate Professionals Seems More Hopeful than Homeowners – (NLY, CIM, HST, AGNC)

HomeGain, a home pricing and sales website which is the first website to provide free online instant home prices, recently released the results of its countrywide third quarter 2012 home values survey. Survey was performed involving 300 real estate agents and brokers and 2,200 homeowners.

Real estate professionals appeared more hopeful about the direction of home values as compared to homeowners. Fifty-one percent of real estate professionals anticipate home values to advance, up as compared to 48 percent last quarter. Thirty-four percent of homeowners anticipate home values to grow up as compared to 27 percent last quarter.

While trading at volume lower than average, Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) showed no change yesterday after Forbes identified the stock as having a larger market cap as compared to the smaller end of the S&P 500.

Its previous 52-week high was $3.16 and moved up 3.04% over the same period, trading at a volume of 5.85 million. Shares have risen 3.44% over the trailing 6 months. The stock is currently trading 12.65% above its SMA 50 and 7.35% above its SMA 200.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) moved up 15.73% in this year and its price history showed most recently beta was at 0.11. Overall the last 12 months, the percentage change in the price was 6.21%, hitting the highest of $17.75 on Sep 12, 2012 while lowest level in that period was $14.65 on Oct 04, 2011.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) shares retreated in the last trading session with a previous 52-week high of $17.57. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock traded at a volume of 8.21 million shares at a price loss of -1.81%. The share price is now down -0.44% for the past three months. Latest closing price was 1.69% above its 50-day moving average and 1.35% above its 200-day moving average.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) edged up on Monday. To have a quick look on this stock’s price history, beta used to measure the volatility or systematic risk in comparison to the market as a whole was 0.18 and the percentage change in the price over the last fifty two weeks remained at +31.55%. The price range in those 52 weeks had a highest hit of $36.77 on Sep 17, 2012 while lowest level during that period was $22.84 on Oct 04, 2011.

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