Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Great Ajax (AJX) Stock Price

News articles about Great Ajax (NYSE:AJX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Ajax earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7427604502268 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Ajax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Great Ajax in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Great Ajax from a “d” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.50.

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AJX stock traded down $0.08 on Friday, reaching $13.08. 29,129 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 34,458. Great Ajax has a 1-year low of $12.27 and a 1-year high of $15.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.51, a current ratio of 4.71 and a quick ratio of 4.71. The company has a market capitalization of $240.20, a PE ratio of 8.55 and a beta of 0.72.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.17%. Great Ajax’s dividend payout ratio is 78.43%.

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Great Ajax Company Profile

Great Ajax Corp. is an externally managed real estate company. The Company is focused on acquiring, investing in and managing a portfolio of re-performing and non-performing mortgage loans secured by single-family residences and single-family properties. Its segment is focused on non-performing mortgages and re-performing mortgages.

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