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Ladenburg Downgrades Armour Residential REIT To Neutral

Armour Residential R NYSE:ARR - Ladenburg Downgrades Armour Residential REIT To Neutral

Ladenburg Thalmann has downgraded ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. ARR 0.6% to Neutral from Buy, as it "no longer find the valuation compelling."

"The company trades at 0.82x book value at the end of the quarter and 0.79x book value at the end of April. The Credit/Hybrid group trades at 0.81x book value. ARR yields 13.2 percent, which compares to the group at 13.4 percent," analyst David Walrod wrote in a note.

The analyst also cut 2016 core EPS estimate to $2.80 from $3.65 and dividend estimate to $3.02 from $3.66. The company declared a $0.22 dividend payable in the months of May and June.

Walrod also slashed his 2017 core EPS estimate to $2.70 from $3.50 and dividend estimate to $2.64 from $3.48.

The real estate investment trust reported adjusted earnings of $0.72 per share and generated revenue of $59.3 million. Book value fell 12.6 percent to $24.48 per share.

Shares of Armour Residential closed Tuesday's regular trading 4.75 percent lower at $20.05.

Latest Ratings for ARR

DateFirmActionFromTo
May 2016Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradesBuyNeutral
Feb 2016NomuraDowngradesNeutralReduce
Feb 2016Deutsche BankMaintainsHold

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