Mortgage insurers have benefited from a steadily improving housing market and a strengthening U.S. economy. On Tuesday, credit reporting agency TransUnion reported the mortgage delinquency rate, mortgages that are behind two months or more, fell to 4.09 percent in the second quarter, down from 5.49 percent a year ago and 4.56 in the first quarter. "So as prices come up, more and more of those people come off the cusp and are actually able to take advantage of those low rates," said Tim Martin, TransUnion's group vice president of U.S. housing. Here is how some insurers reacted Tuesday:
American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) shares traded in the range of $48.04 to $48.65 Tuesday before settling to close at $48.06, a decrease of 1.05 percent. The stock appears to be facing some resistance at $49.77 with some support at the $47.70 and $46.43 levels. Shares of American International Group have gained approximately 36.0 percent year-to-date.
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Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW) shares traded in the range of $12.68 to $13.05 Tuesday before settling to close at $12.85, a decrease of 1.53. The stock appears to be facing resistance at the $13.12 and $13.74 levels with some support at $12.04. Shares of Genworth Financial have gained approximately 70.0 percent year-to-date.
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MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) shares traded in the range of $7.51 to $8.02 Tuesday before settling to close at $7.71, a decrease of 3.87 percent. The stock appears to be facing resistance at the $7.84 and $8.23 levels with some support at $7.09. Shares of MGIC Investment have gained approximately 190.0 percent year-to-date.
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Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) shares traded in the range of $13.93 to $14.52 Tuesday before settling to close at $14.21, a decrease of 2.34 percent. The stock appears to be facing some resistance at the $14.26 and $14.96 levels with some support at $13.60. Shares of Radian Group have gained over 130.0 percent year-to-date.
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