CYS Investments Inc (NYSE:CYS) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 8th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, December 27th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 21st.

CYS Investments has decreased its dividend payment by an average of 8.5% per year over the last three years. CYS Investments has a payout ratio of 94.3% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings fall.

Shares of CYS Investments (CYS) opened at $8.12 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,295.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.12 and a beta of 0.62. CYS Investments has a 1-year low of $7.46 and a 1-year high of $8.98.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $46.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.46 million. CYS Investments had a positive return on equity of 13.30% and a negative net margin of 2.59%. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.27 earnings per share.

Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $8.50 target price on shares of CYS Investments in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. CYS Investments has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.25.

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About CYS Investments

CYS Investments, Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company’s objective is to provide consistent returns to its investors through a combination of dividends and capital appreciation. It invests in agency residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) collateralized by fixed rate single-family residential mortgage loans; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which have coupon rates that reset monthly, or hybrid ARMs, which have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period.

Dividend History for CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS)

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