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UPDATE: J.P. Morgan Upgrades Apollo Residential Mortgage to Overweight on More Balanced Opportunity Set


In a report published Tuesday, J.P. Morgan analyst Richard Shane upgraded the rating on Apollo Residential Mortgage (NYSE: AMTG) from Neutral to Overweight, and reiterated the $22.00 price target.

In the report, Shane noted, “AMTG is a MREIT that invests in both Agency and non-Agency RMBS. The company allocates ~60% of equity capital to the Agency asset class. Agency and non-Agency RMBS are typically counter-cyclical investments, with Agency paper typically outperforming during periods of economic stress (flight to quality) and non-Agency RMBS assets outperforming during periods of economic growth. Considering the sell-off in Agency MBS YTD and the appreciation of non-agencies YTD, we believe the relative opportunity set may be more balanced going forward. We view the company as a well managed MREIT that will become more attractive as it builds solid performance history.”

Apollo Residential Mortgage closed on Monday at $22.00.

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Apr 2016DowngradesOverweightNeutral
Feb 2016DowngradesOutperformNeutral
Aug 2015MaintainsOutperform

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