Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Annaly Capital Management (NLY) Share Price

Headlines about Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Annaly Capital Management earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.3527219402166 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.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $10.19. 2,585,639 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,432,766. Annaly Capital Management has a 12 month low of $10.03 and a 12 month high of $12.73. The company has a market cap of $11,838.93, a PE ratio of 4.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.78%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s payout ratio is 48.00%.

Several brokerages recently commented on NLY. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.21.

In other news, Chairman Wellington Denahan acquired 125,280 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.97 per share, with a total value of $1,499,601.60. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now directly owns 1,798,414 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,527,015.58. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Glenn Votek acquired 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $11.73 per share, with a total value of $293,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.43% of the stock is currently 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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