News headlines about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9181805120819 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) opened at $10.21 on Friday. Annaly Capital Management has a 12-month low of $10.03 and a 12-month high of $12.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.03 and a quick ratio of 0.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,840.00, a PE ratio of 4.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.05.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.75%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.00%.

NLY has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine cut Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Annaly Capital Management currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.21.

In other news, CFO Glenn Votek purchased 25,000 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.73 per share, for a total transaction of $293,250.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Wellington Denahan purchased 125,280 shares of Annaly Capital Management 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 completion of the acquisition, the chairman now owns 1,798,414 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,527,015.58. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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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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