Media coverage about Great Ajax (NYSE:AJX) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Great Ajax earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6340759331308 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Great Ajax (NYSE AJX) remained flat at $$14.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday. 33,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 51,225. The firm has a market cap of $259.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.16 and a beta of 0.86. Great Ajax has a 52 week low of $12.72 and a 52 week high of $15.40. The company has a quick ratio of 4.23, a current ratio of 4.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.03.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.45%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. Great Ajax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 78.43%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AJX shares. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Great Ajax in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Compass Point raised Great Ajax from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Great Ajax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Great Ajax currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $15.17.

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About Great Ajax

Great Ajax Corp. is an externally managed real estate company. The Company is focused on acquiring, investing in and managing a portfolio of re-performing and non-performing mortgage loans secured by single-family residences and single-family properties. Its segment is focused on non-performing mortgages and re-performing mortgages.

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