Impac Mortgage Holdings, Irvine, Calif., a top-ranked nonprime lender, lost $153 million in the second quarter, citing higher delinquencies, deteriorating market conditions, and a large increase in its loan loss reserves.Last week the publicly traded real estate investment trust -- the subject of margin calls from its warehouse lenders -- suspended originations of alternative-A loans, which until recently accounted for most of its production. During the quarter Impac funded or bought $1.3 billion in mortgages, a 41% decline from the levels recorded in both the previous quarter and the second quarter of last year. Over the past two weeks its shares have traded as low as $0.95, compared with a 52-week high of almost $10. In the second quarter of 2006, it posted a $26 million profit. Impac, a mortgage REIT, can be found online at http://www.impaccompanies.com.

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