Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Annaly Capital Management had a net margin of 104.56% and a return on equity of 11.85%. The firm had revenue of $353.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $361.67 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.29 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th were paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.00%.

In related news, Director Donnell Segalas bought 8,000 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.09 per share, for a total transaction of $96,720.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 84,150 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,017,373.50. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Francine J. Bovich bought 13,500 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.29 per share, for a total transaction of $165,915.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 13,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $165,915. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have bought 139,200 shares of company stock worth $1,726,513. Company insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.25 price objective on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Annaly Capital Management presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.69.

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.

Earnings History for Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)

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