Freddie Gets Additional $6.1 billion From the Treasury

Freddie Mac (FRE) in a SEC  filing Wednesday said the Treasury Department has provided $6.1 billion in immediately available funds to the battered mortgage giant.

From AP:

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which has been operating Freddie Mac since last fall, requested the funds for Freddie Mac after the mortgage firm’s liabilities exceeded its assets by more than $6 billion, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

After drawing the funds, Freddie Mac has now received $51.7 billion from the Treasury Department and still has access to an additional $149.3 billion to help it finance operations.

The McLean, Va.-based company posted a loss of $9.9 billion, or $3.14 per share, for the quarter ending March 31. The results were driven by $8.8 billion in credit losses due to soaring delinquency rates and falling home prices, and $7.1 billion in write-downs of the value of its mortgage-backed securities.

Well, Freddie keeps hemorrhaging and there is no bottom to a black hole it seems.

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