Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE:HTS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 21,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $360,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of HTS. IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in shares of Hatteras Financial Corp. by 9.7% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 7,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 640 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Hatteras Financial Corp. by 4.4% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 23,756 shares of the company’s stock valued at $340,000 after buying an additional 995 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of Hatteras Financial Corp. by 12.6% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 13,374 shares of the company’s stock valued at $219,000 after buying an additional 1,496 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC increased its position in shares of Hatteras Financial Corp. by 3.0% in the first quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 82,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,182,000 after buying an additional 2,435 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Hatteras Financial Corp. by 66.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,207 shares of the company’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 3,660 shares during the last quarter.

Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE:HTS) remained flat at $16.29 during mid-day trading on Tuesday. Hatteras Financial Corp. has a 12-month low of $10.54 and a 12-month high of $17.19. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.18 and a 200 day moving average of $14.63.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Hatteras Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Hatteras Financial Corp. has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.68.

About Hatteras Financial Corp.

Hatteras Financial Corp. is an externally managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in single-family residential mortgage real estate assets, such as mortgage-backed security (MBS), mortgage servicing right (MSR), residential mortgage loans and other financial assets. MBS are pass-through securities consisting of a pool of mortgage loans.

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