Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NSM)’s share price rose 1.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $12.41 and last traded at $12.26, with a volume of 228,475 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.12.

NSM has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nationstar Mortgage Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, FBR & Co lowered their price target on Nationstar Mortgage Holdings from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.13.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $11.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.17. The company’s market capitalization is $1.25 billion.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE:NSM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.08. The business earned $345.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $353.90 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 31.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.53) EPS. Analysts anticipate that Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. will post $1.28 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings by 16.7% in the fourth quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,200,177 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,896,000 after buying an additional 887,702 shares during the period. Boston Partners increased its position in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,351,340 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,067,000 after buying an additional 63,708 shares during the period. Whitebox Advisors LLC increased its position in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings by 12.5% in the fourth quarter. Whitebox Advisors LLC now owns 578,917 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,740,000 after buying an additional 64,399 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 146,252 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,955,000 after buying an additional 7,561 shares during the period.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (Nationstar) is a real estate services company engaged in delivery of servicing, origination and transaction-based services to single-family residences throughout the United States. Its segments are: Servicing, Originations and Solutionstar. The Company provides residential mortgage servicers in the United States conducting operations through its Nationstar Mortgage and Champion Mortgage brands.

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