Annaly Capital Management (NLY) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7903988410105 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Annaly Capital Management currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.77.

Annaly Capital Management (NLY) traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $11.99. 6,571,245 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,489,222. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,810.16, a PE ratio of 9.84, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.22. Annaly Capital Management has a fifty-two week low of $9.83 and a fifty-two week high of $12.73. The company has a current ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $353.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $361.67 million. Annaly Capital Management had a net margin of 104.56% and a return on equity of 11.59%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Annaly Capital Management will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Chairman Wellington Denahan purchased 125,280 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was acquired 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 in the company, valued at approximately $21,527,015.58. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Kevin Keyes purchased 300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.12 per share, with a total value of $3,336,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 460,080 shares of company stock valued at $5,239,984. Corporate 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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