Two Harbors Investments Corp (TWO) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Two Harbors Investments Corp (NYSE:TWO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Two Harbors Investments Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5256215089561 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Two Harbors Investments Corp (NYSE TWO) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $16.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,062,074 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,659,847. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37. The stock has a market cap of $2,810.00 and a PE ratio of 7.54. Two Harbors Investments Corp has a twelve month low of $13.74 and a twelve month high of $17.29.

Two Harbors Investments Corp (NYSE:TWO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $115.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.87 million. Two Harbors Investments Corp had a return on equity of 10.27% and a net margin of 63.23%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.24 EPS. analysts forecast that Two Harbors Investments Corp will post 2.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 27th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This is a boost from Two Harbors Investments Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 12.92%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. Two Harbors Investments Corp’s dividend payout ratio is 71.72%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on TWO. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Two Harbors Investments Corp in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Two Harbors Investments Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.50 price objective on shares of Two Harbors Investments Corp in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine downgraded Two Harbors Investments Corp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on Two Harbors Investments Corp from $10.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.50.

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In other news, major shareholder Two Harbors Investment Corp. acquired 2,395 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.95 per share, with a total value of $45,385.25. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Brian Taylor acquired 9,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.64 per share, for a total transaction of $148,580.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 144,144 shares of company stock valued at $2,652,253 over the last 90 days. 1.16% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Two Harbors Investments Corp

Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate and other financial assets (collectively known as target assets). Its investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted total return to its stockholders over the long-term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation.

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