Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Hunt Companies Finance Trust (HCFT) Share Price

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News stories about Hunt Companies Finance Trust (NYSE:HCFT) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hunt Companies Finance Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2458049016611 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Several brokerages have issued reports on HCFT. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th.

HCFT stock traded up $0.28 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.47. 336,895 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 63,880. The company has a quick ratio of 59.70, a current ratio of 59.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 20.93. The company has a market capitalization of $70.64 million, a PE ratio of 7.23 and a beta of 1.12. Hunt Companies Finance Trust has a 1-year low of $2.55 and a 1-year high of $4.70.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust (NYSE:HCFT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $4.57 million for the quarter. Hunt Companies Finance Trust had a positive return on equity of 8.41% and a negative net margin of 7.49%. research analysts expect that Hunt Companies Finance Trust will post 0.35 EPS for the current year.

In other Hunt Companies Finance Trust news, Director James Christopher Hunt purchased 22,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.38 per share, for a total transaction of $76,050.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO James Peter Flynn purchased 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 31st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.38 per share, with a total value of $67,600.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders bought 71,137 shares of company stock valued at $240,906. 0.92% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust Company Profile

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc, a real estate specialty finance company, focuses on investing in portfolio mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgages, and other real estate related assets. It invests in agency and non-agency residential MBS, multi-family MBS, mortgage-servicing rights, and other mortgage-related investments.

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