Newcastle Investment Corp.

  • 5 Spun-off Dividend Stocks for Strong Returns

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, NCT, PFE, SAI, SI

    Spin-offs, or parent companies which themselves spin off business units, have historically outperformed the market following the event as management is better able to focus on its core business. As a result, some hedge funds like to identify spin-off opportunities as sources of potential strong returns (learn more about investing in spinoffs) and we think that investors who have a holding period of a few months to a few years more »

  • Spinoff May Hold Value for New Shareholders

    By Mike Thiessen - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, NRZ, NCT

    Although it had been expected for some time, the recent announcement that New York-based REIT Newcastle Investment Corporation (NYSE: NCT) had completed its spin-off of New Residential Corporation (NYSE: NRZ) was greeted with enthusiasm by investors who had followed the spin-off process. 

    Although Newcastle's stock did take a significant tumble on the trading day that followed the transaction's formal completion, this should not be taken to indicate a more »

  • Reaching for Returns by Using Lower Priced REITs

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARR, DCT, IVZ, ROOF, NCT

    The explosive growth of exchange-traded funds has brought several sponsoring competitors to the marketplace. It is business as usual when new products are brought to market and all kinds of purveyors are seeking a foothold in the new frontier. There has never been, or will be, a shortage of product designers and marketers in the investment world. One such product family is the Index IQ group and one REIT based more »

  • Did These Analysts Make the Right Calls?

    By Brian Nichols - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: NCT, OSTK, SIX

    During earnings season, analysts are hard at work to issue revised outlooks, upgrades, downgrades, etc. While many of these calls will move stocks on the call alone, investors shouldn’t fall victim to buying only because of the upgrade. In this piece, I am assessing three calls to determine whether they are good or bad and if the notes warrant the calls.

    Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT)

    On Friday, shares of more »

  • Insiders Are Crazy About These REITs

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: MTGE, ARR, NCT, SPG, TWO

    Company insiders should be strongly resistant to buying shares, since it increases company-specific risk rather than diversifying their wealth. Therefore, insider purchases should signal confidence in the company, and it turns out that stocks bought by insiders- particularly multiple insiders- do outperform the market on average (see our analysis of studies on insider trading).

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) often pay high dividend yields, since these companies are required to more »

  • Insider Buys Reported in these Stocks

    By Alex Bastardas - February 24, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, NCT, POWL

    Recent insider buying has been reported in the following stocks. Would it be wise to copy the insiders and buy some shares?

    Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT)

    This REIT invests in and actively manages a portfolio of real estate securities, loans, excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) and other real estate related assets.

    Insiders have been adding shares of NCT this year. Two gentlemen in particular -- Director Wesley Edens and Secretary Randal more »

  • Insiders Bought These Five Stocks Recently

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: BRE, KMX, MUR, NCT, SIAL

    We track insider purchases because we believe they serve as signals that company officers or Board members are confident in the stock’s prospects. This confidence has to be strong enough for an insider to ignore the benefits of diversification and actually increase their holdings of the stock. While insider purchases don’t always precede a rise in the stock price, on average stocks bought by insiders tend to outperform more »

  • Legg Mason’s Top-Performing Small Caps

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: CSGP, EXH, FLT, NCT, RWT

    Small-cap and mid-cap stocks do not get as much coverage from bankers and third-party analysts, often leaving them less efficiently priced versus larger stocks. Hedge funds sometimes take advantage of this by dedicating their research teams to work on these lower-valuation stocks, and they often earn substantial alpha from their investments. Based upon our analysis of many hedge funds’ small-cap holdings, we’ve determined that the most popular small-cap stocks more »

  • Top Stocks With Significant Insider Buying

    By Alex Bastardas - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: HMA, NCT, SIRI

    Analysis on three stocks with recent insider buying

  • Will This mREIT Maintain its Healthy 13.5% Dividend Yield in 2013?

    By Jordo Bivona - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: AGNC, MTGE, NLY, CYS, NCT

    The Federal Reserve's recent quantitative easing has affected the mortgage REIT sector. Lowered interest rates have resulted in some homeowners refinancing their mortgages and reducing profits for mortgage REITs. However, mortgage REITs have been adjusting to the new business environment. Many of these companies have recently reduced dividends to more sustainable levels.  On the flip side, the program also keeps borrowing rates low.

    CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS) shares were more »

  • 3 High-Yield REITs Under $10

    By Mary Posey - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: NCT, NRF, RSO

    Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, can be a good way to diversify any portfolio.  But especially so for the more long-term minded, conservative investor.  A REIT is not subject to federal income tax as long as at least 90% of its taxable income is distributed to its shareholders.  This causes most REITs to pay dividend yields above what one might find in the general stock market.  The real estate more »

  • Five High-Yield Dividend Stocks with Significant Insider Buying

    By Karin Hernandez - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: NLY, ARR, CYS, JMI, KFN, NCT

    Insiders are the best barometer of a company’s future prospects, right? But insider selling can be for any reason – taxes, portfolio diversification, personal reasons. So it’s hard to judge a company by its insider selling (unless there’s an enormous wave, then it probably means you should get out of the way!). But there’s only one reason for insider buying – the insiders think the price is going more »

  • Western Asset Mortgage Capital’s CEO Invests Another $100K

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: MO, NLY, NCT, RWT, WMC

    Western Asset Mortgage Capital (NYSE: WMC)’s CEO, James Gavin, bought almost 5,300 shares of the company’s stock on December 4 at an average price of $20.74 according to a Form 4 filed with the SEC.  Insider purchases are bullish signals and we think that this is because insiders should resist buying more shares of the company’s stock- preferring instead to diversify and invest in unrelated more »

  • High Yielding Stocks You Can't Miss

    By Piyush Arora - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: ARR, NCT, WMC


  • Why NCT Should be in Your Portfolio

    By Shas Dey - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: NLY, FIG, NCT

    REITs are, by law, mandated to distribute at least 90% of their income every year, which is a big reason why REITs are preferred by income investors. However, besides handsome dividends, there are other reasons for selecting one to invest in, such as valuation and profitability metrics.

    For example, Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT) has a dividend yield of 11.20%, which is in a medium range as far as REITs more »

  • Avoid Mortgage REITs During QE3

    By Shas Dey - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: AGNC, NLY, IVR, NCT, PMT

    The third round of quantitative easing through which the Federal Reserve will purchase agency mortgage-backed securities, although considered a stimulus for the slowing economy, will have a negative impact on certain Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). REITs that invest exclusively in agency mortgage- backed securities (MBS) will be the ones that take the worst hit.

    However, before we proceed, we should know a little more about REITs.

    REITs make direct more »

  • Is Now the Time to Buy These 2 Stocks as Well?

    By Ali Ghorbanzadeh - August 6, 2012 | Tickers: NLY, NAV, NCT, PCAR

    Investors are typically always on the hunt to find stocks that outperform the general market. In these turbulent times, that is much easier said than done. However, one screening tool that has proven to be effective in determining whether a stock is moving higher is insider buying due to one simple reason: they buy stocks, just like us, to make more money. In addition, they arguably have the best view more »

  • A Lucrative Play in the REIT Sector

    By cris vicari - July 11, 2012 | Tickers: AGNC, ARR, CYS, NCT, RSO

    Investors who are seeking portfolio growth can definitely find it in the REIT sector. With the low federal funds rate that is slated to continue at least through the next two years, both residential and commercial real estate buyers are sure to benefit.

    CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS) is a strong player in the REIT arena. The firm continues to operate with extremely strong risk management practices, aligning its investor interests more »

  • You can be a Crony Capitalist

    By Patrick King - May 2, 2012 | Tickers: NLY, CIM, NCT

    Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) is a real estate investment trust that, like its more famous cousins Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) and Chimera Investment (NYSE: CIM), makes some good money by dealing in various ways with residential mortgages. In addition, it is still mostly under investors' radar screen, with only three analysts providing coverage and relatively low institutional ownership. Does that explain Newcastle's low P/E, and more »