Annaly Capital Management (NLY) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.31

Media coverage about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) has been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4035916975572 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Annaly Capital Management (NLY) traded up $0.04 on Friday, reaching $10.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,590,001 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,280,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,380.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Annaly Capital Management has a 1-year low of $10.03 and a 1-year high of $12.73.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $426.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $370.80 million. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 72.18%. Annaly Capital Management’s revenue for the quarter was down 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.30 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Annaly Capital Management will post 1.24 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.24%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.23%.

Several analysts have issued reports on NLY shares. ValuEngine lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Bank of America raised Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Compass Point raised Annaly Capital Management from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research note on Friday. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Annaly Capital Management has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.21.

In related news, Chairman Wellington Denahan acquired 125,280 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $11.97 per share, with a total value of $1,499,601.60. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 1,798,414 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,527,015.58. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Glenn Votek acquired 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.73 per share, with a total value of $293,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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About Annaly Capital Management

Annaly Capital Management, Inc is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of real estate related investments. Its investment groups primarily consist of Agency, which invests primarily in various types of Agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; Residential credit, which invests primarily in non-Agency mortgage-backed assets within securitized products and residential mortgage loan markets; Commercial real estate, which originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments, and Middle market, which provides customized debt financing to middle-market businesses.

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