Friday, July 11, 2008

Fannie and Freddie: Wild Week For GSE Shares, No Change in Fundamentals, Just Sentiment - Piper (FNM; FRE)

From Notable Calls:
Piper Jaffray is out with defending comments on Fannie (NYSE:FNM) and Freddie (NYSE:FRE) this morning noting GSE shares have gotten pummeled this week with FNM shares -30% and FRE -45%...

...Notablecalls: We have NYT reporting the U.S. government is considering taking over mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their funding problems worsen, in a plan that could leave shareholders nothing, citing people briefed on the matter.

These are pretty harsh statements that will likely send the shares down some more this morning. Yet, as Piper Jaffray notes, things are not as ugly as the media indicates.