Annaly Capital Management (NLY) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Headlines about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2863254207239 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) remained flat at $$12.05 during trading hours on Friday. 4,456,458 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,177,562. Annaly Capital Management has a 12 month low of $9.85 and a 12 month high of $12.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,972.49, a P/E ratio of 4.82, a PEG ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.03 and a quick ratio of 0.03.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.59% and a net margin of 104.56%. The firm had revenue of $353.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $361.67 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.29 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.96%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.00%.

A number of research firms recently commented on NLY. Zacks Investment Research raised Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. ValuEngine raised Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Annaly Capital Management presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.21.

In other news, CEO Kevin Keyes bought 300,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.12 per share, for a total transaction of $3,336,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Wellington Denahan bought 125,280 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.97 per share, with a total value of $1,499,601.60. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chairman now owns 1,798,414 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,527,015.58. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 460,080 shares of company stock worth $5,239,984 over the last ninety days. 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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