Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) Jumps 5.01% on February 17

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Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday February 17 as the stock popped 5.01% to $13.11, representing a gain of $0.625 per share. Some 2.05 million shares traded hands on 12,656 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 1.13 million shares out of a total float of 96.77 million. The stock opened at $12.65 and traded with an intraday range of $13.25 to $12.64.

After today's gains, Hatteras Financial Corp reached a market cap of $1.27 billion. Hatteras Financial Corp has had a trading range between $18.85 and $10.54 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $12.69 and a 200-day SMA of $14.65.

Hatteras Financial Corp is an externally-managed mortgage REIT. It invests in adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate single-family residential mortgage pass-through securities guaranteed or issued by a U.S. Government agency.

Hatteras Financial Corp is based out of Winston Salem, NC and has some 30 employees. Its CEO is Michael R. Hough.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Hatteras Financial Corp, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for HTS. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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