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Why Aren’t These mREITs Buying Back Shares?

By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer – Jan 17, 2014 at 7:43AM

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The best from the Twitterverse on the world of finance. The guys discuss Annaly Capital Management, American Capital Agency, and Javelin.

Mortgage REITs, like Annaly Capital Management (NLY 0.97%) and American Capital Agency(AGNC 0.80%), are trading at deep discounts to their book values, so why aren't these companies buying back more of their own stock?  

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson look at two Tweets about the mREIT sector and why buying back shares may not be a complete no-brainer.

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David Hanson owns shares of Annaly Capital Management. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Stocks Mentioned

Annaly Capital Management Stock Quote
Annaly Capital Management
$21.88 (0.97%) $0.21
AGNC Investment Corp. Stock Quote
AGNC Investment Corp.
$10.07 (0.80%) $0.08

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