Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2300295270349 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $11.25 target price on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.41.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) traded up 0.90% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $12.35. 9,573,075 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $12.30 and its 200-day moving average is $11.82. The company has a market cap of $13.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.27 and a beta of 0.28. Annaly Capital Management has a 52-week low of $9.83 and a 52-week high of $12.73.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.30. The firm had revenue of $315.15 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.29 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management will post $1.20 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s payout ratio is 41.52%.

In other news, Director Donnell Segalas acquired 8,000 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.09 per share, for a total transaction of $96,720.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 84,150 shares in the company, valued at $1,017,373.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider David L. Finkelstein acquired 100,000 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.49 per share, with a total value of $1,249,000.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 300,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,747,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 139,200 shares of company stock valued at $1,726,513. 0.43% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Annaly Capital Management Company Profile

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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