Gateway Investment Advisers LLC boosted its position in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) by 1.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,289,230 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,506 shares during the quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $15,329,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. increased its position in Annaly Capital Management by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. now owns 21,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $263,000 after buying an additional 115 shares in the last quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its position in Annaly Capital Management by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 16,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $198,000 after buying an additional 156 shares in the last quarter. NorthRock Partners LLC increased its position in Annaly Capital Management by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. NorthRock Partners LLC now owns 15,384 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $190,000 after buying an additional 301 shares in the last quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers increased its position in Annaly Capital Management by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 18,135 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $217,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in Annaly Capital Management by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 9,757 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 806 shares in the last quarter. 54.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Annaly Capital Management news, Chairman Wellington Denahan bought 125,280 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.97 per share, for a total transaction of $1,499,601.60. Following the purchase, the chairman now directly owns 1,798,414 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,527,015.58. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Glenn Votek bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $11.73 per share, for a total transaction of $293,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 460,080 shares of company stock valued at $5,239,984 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine downgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Annaly Capital Management currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.21.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE NLY) opened at $11.08 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,998.48, a PE ratio of 4.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. has a 12 month low of $10.08 and a 12 month high of $12.73.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.83%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.00%.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)

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