Media coverage about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8268260324728 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Annaly Capital: Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities Are Out And Diversified mREITS Are In (seekingalpha.com)
- Annaly Capital Management (NLY) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.30 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- These 3 High-Yield Stocks Have Defied the Doomsayers (finance.yahoo.com)
- Annaly Capital Management Inc.: Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Announces Dates of First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Conference Call (twst.com)
Several research analysts have commented on NLY shares. 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. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research note on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.63.
Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.66% and a net margin of 72.18%. The firm had revenue of $426.71 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $370.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.65%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio is currently 98.36%.
In other news, insider Anthony C. Green acquired 23,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $10.42 per share, with a total value of $242,265.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.
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About Annaly Capital Management
Annaly Capital Management, Inc, a diversified capital manager, invests in and finances residential and commercial assets. The company invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities, non-agency residential mortgage assets, and residential mortgage loans; and originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments.
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