The smart money begins to make a distinction between the mREITs and servicers or specialty mortgage investors like Ocwen (OCN +1.5%), New Residential (NRZ +3.7%), and Newcastle (NCT +1.4%). All opened to the downside but have turned higher since. To the extent they own servicing or credit-sensitive assets, one could make the argument they all benefit from higher rates. Others to keep an eye on: NSM, SFI, PMT, NRF.
Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report
at Zacks.com (Nov 18, 2014)