Novastar (NFI) Tumbles
Subprime mortgage lender Novastar Financial (NFI) reported a quarterly loss of $0.39 today. Earnings were hit by defaults and write-downs. The company also said it may change its status from REIT to a regular stock. Say goodbye to that dividend. NFI is down 32% in after hours trading. I would continue to avoid the two well known publicly traded subprime lenders (NFI and NEW).