Annaly Capital Management Inc (NLY) Shares Bought by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) by 9.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 116,082 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 9,900 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $1,399,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 5,928,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $59,107,000 after buying an additional 835,553 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,867,876 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $18,623,000 after buying an additional 60,283 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 41.5% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 227,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,263,000 after buying an additional 66,600 shares in the last quarter. Confluence Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 12.1% in the first quarter. Confluence Investment Management LLC now owns 461,902 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,132,000 after buying an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nepsis Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 14.5% in the first quarter. Nepsis Capital Management Inc. now owns 39,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $434,000 after buying an additional 4,936 shares in the last quarter. 52.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) traded up 0.16% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $12.34. 10,247,910 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $12.12 and a 200 day moving average of $11.58. Annaly Capital Management Inc has a 52 week low of $9.83 and a 52 week high of $12.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.43 billion, a PE ratio of 4.27 and a beta of 0.28.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30. The company had revenue of $315.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $424.18 million. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.33% and a net margin of 121.84%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.29 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management Inc will post $1.20 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th were given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.72%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio is presently 41.52%.

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A number of research firms have commented on NLY. BidaskClub raised shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $11.25 price target on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.41.

In related news, Director Donnell Segalas purchased 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $12.09 per share, for a total transaction of $96,720.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 84,150 shares in the company, valued at $1,017,373.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Francine J. Bovich purchased 13,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.29 per share, with a total value of $165,915.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 13,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $165,915. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders purchased 39,200 shares of company stock valued at $477,513. 0.43% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)

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