After mortgage REIT American Capital (AGNC -3.7%) reported lower-than-expected Q3 earnings due...

|About: AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)|By:, SA News Editor

After mortgage REIT American Capital (AGNC -3.7%) reported lower-than-expected Q3 earnings due to margin compression driven by higher prepayment expectations, Evercore and Sandler O’Neill drop 2011 EPS estimates. But most REITs are rising despite plans to bolster federal refi programs for underwater homeowners. ETFs: REM +2.1%, MORT +1.7%.