Headlines about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7031751143647 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Annaly Capital Management (NLY) opened at 12.44 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $12.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.86. The stock has a market cap of $13.54 billion, a PE ratio of 4.30 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 issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.30. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.33% and a net margin of 121.84%. The business had revenue of $315.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $424.18 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.29 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Annaly Capital Management will post $1.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.65%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio is 41.52%.

NLY has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Annaly Capital Management from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. BidaskClub raised Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $11.25 target price on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.41.

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In other Annaly Capital Management news, Director Francine J. Bovich bought 13,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.29 per share, for a total transaction of $165,915.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 13,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $165,915. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Donnell Segalas purchased 17,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.14 per share, for a total transaction of $214,878.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 84,150 shares in the company, valued at $1,021,581. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have acquired 139,200 shares of company stock worth $1,726,513. Company insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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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