Slower prepayment speeds boosted Home Loan Servicing Solutions' earnings, which came in slightly above consensus expectations and caused least one group of analysts late this week to raise their fiscal year 2015 estimates for the company.

Fourth-quarter 2013 earnings per share rose to 56 cents from 49 cents the previous quarter as its net income rose to $40.1 million from $34.9 million during the same period. In fourth quarter of 2012, HLSS' net income was $14.3 million and it earned 44 cents per ordinary share.

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