Despite posting solid earnings and credit losses near record lows last year, the publicly-traded mortgage insurers Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp., Radian Group, and PMI Group are sorely undervalued relative to the rest of the stock market, several observers said.

So undervalued, in fact, that a leading analyst and a Wall Street investment banker say the companies are ripe for takeover.

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