Deutsche Bank Downgrades ARMOUR Residential (ARR) to Hold

February 15, 2013 7:39 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Deutsche Bank downgraded ARMOUR Residential (NYSE: ARR) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $6.75 (from $8.30).

The firm comments, "On February 13, ARR reported an estimated current BVPS range of $6.70 and $6.76, down 13% from the last reported BVPS of $7.77 at 9/30. Given the book value range and yesterday’s equity offering, we estimate pro forma post-deal book value of $6.73 per share. As a result of the BVPS decline and a reduction in our BV premium from 5% to 0%, we are reducing our target to $6.75 per share from $8.30 per share. Given our new target relative to the current valuation, we are reducing our rating to Hold."

Yesterday, ARR priced a secondary offering of 65 million shares at $6.84 per share, raising net proceeds estimate at roughly $440 million. "Given currently available spreads versus the existing portfolio ROEs, we believe the new capital can be deployed at slightly accretive levels assuming roughly 9.0x leverage," the firm notes.

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Shares of ARMOUR Residential closed at $6.70 yesterday.




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