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ZAIS Financial Corp (NYSE:ZFC) Director Marran H. Ogilvie acquired 1,140 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $18.71 per share, for a total transaction of $21,329.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,290 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $80,266. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of ZAIS Financial Corp (NYSE:ZFC) traded up 0.43% on Wednesday, hitting $18.68. 125,551 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. ZAIS Financial Corp has a 52-week low of $15.62 and a 52-week high of $19.15. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.59 and a 200-day moving average of $16.70. The company has a market cap of $148.9 million and a P/E ratio of 4.49.

ZAIS Financial Corp (NYSE:ZFC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 12th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ZFC. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ZAIS Financial Corp in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $20.00. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer raised their price target on shares of ZAIS Financial Corp from $19.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of ZAIS Financial Corp from $20.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.

ZAIS Financial Corp. is a real estate investment trust (NYSE:ZFC).

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