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Nov
27

The Coming Upward Pressure On Mortgage Rates In 2014

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on November 26, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) On Monday (November 25, 2013) the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported a fifth straight month of declining pending home sales. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun projects that 2013 will end […]

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Sep
17

Lender Processing Services Completes Its Rise From Foreclosuregate

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on May 23, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) I have followed Lender Processing Services (LPS) for what seems like a very long time, a near lone voice on Seeking Alpha banging the table for LPS as a recovery play […]

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Apr
6

Incremental Improvement Continues for U.S. Mortgages

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on March 28, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) just released its report on mortgage performance for the fourth quarter of 2012. It is a story of mortgages that continue to […]

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Feb
19

Settlement By Lender Processing Services Clears Major Overhang

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 3, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) On January 31st, Lender Processing Services (LPS) announced the company has settled with the attorneys general of 46 states and the District of Columbia over accusations of fraudulent practices in its […]

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Dec
11

Post-Earnings Selling Sets Up Opportunity In Lender Processing Services

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on November 26, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) I have followed Lender Processing Services (LPS) for a little over two years. It all started soon after LPS sold off swiftly in the wake of disclosures regarding “foreclosuregate” in late […]

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Jun
3

Shorts Back Off Lender Processing Services As Overall Prospects Continue To Improve

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on May 31, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} Since a spate of heavy call buying in February, short interest has taken a fresh plunge. It has now returned to levels last seen right before foreclosuregate exploded. Source: NASDAQ.com […]

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Mar
21

From Silicon Valley to Florida – Two Extremes In A Recovering Housing Market

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on March 19, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) I still believe that a bottom is coming for housing in 2013. Some areas of the country, like the Silicon Valley area of Northern California, have already left a bottom far […]

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Feb
27

The Comeback for LPS Continues Even After Earnings Disappoint

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 26, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) When Lender Processing Services (LPS) reported fourth quarter and full 2011 earnings on February 13, the company provided downside guidance on earnings and revenues. When the stock opened 6% lower, it […]

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Feb
12

Call Volume Surges Again On Lender Processing Services

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 12, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Perhaps I should all the recent call option activity in Lender Processing Services (LPS) should not surprise me given a massive foreclosure deal between banks and federal and state governments arriving […]

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Feb
8

Turn-Around Continues for LPS As More Call Buying Counters Increasing Short Interest

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 7, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Lender Processing Services (LPS) has gained 31% year-to-date. This jump follows the activity of intrepid traders/investors who loaded up on LPS June $21 call options in December – these call options […]

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