Sunday, February 11, 2007

More Sub Prime Problems

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of U.S. mortgage lenders plunged after New Century Financial Corp. and HSBC Holdings Plc said losses from bad home loans are piling up faster than they expected.

The stock of Irvine, California-based New Century fell $10.92, or 36 percent, to $19.24 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading, the biggest decline since October 1998. Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. lost 6 percent to $27.25, Novastar Financial Inc. tumbled 11 percent to $18.31 and American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. slid 8.1 percent to $33.06.

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