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Relatively Low Return on Equity Detected in Shares of Origen Financial Inc in the Mortgage REITs Industry (ORGN, SFI, CYS, NRF, HTS)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Mortgage REITs industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Origen Financial Inc ranks lowest with a ROE of -31.3%. iStar Financial is next with a ROE of -23.8%. Cypress Sharpridge Investments ranks third lowest with a ROE of -20.7%.

NorthStar Realty Finance follows with a ROE of -16.1%, and Hatteras Financial rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of -1.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Hatteras Financial on May 13th, 2013 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $26.42. Since that call, shares of Hatteras Financial have fallen 37.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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