Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc (NYSE:HCFT) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $3.88 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Hunt Companies Finance Trust an industry rank of 245 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, March 20th.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HCFT. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust during the fourth quarter worth about $26,000. Sawtooth Solutions LLC bought a new stake in shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust during the first quarter worth about $131,000. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust during the first quarter worth about $62,000. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust during the first quarter worth about $611,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust during the first quarter worth about $153,000. 37.85% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE HCFT traded up $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.33. 20,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 56,713. The company has a current ratio of 10.35, a quick ratio of 10.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $77.70 million, a P/E ratio of -10.74 and a beta of 1.28. Hunt Companies Finance Trust has a fifty-two week low of $2.76 and a fifty-two week high of $3.79.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust (NYSE:HCFT) last posted its earnings results on Monday, March 18th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $4.60 million for the quarter. Hunt Companies Finance Trust had a positive return on equity of 8.04% and a negative net margin of 34.23%. Equities research analysts forecast that Hunt Companies Finance Trust will post 0.39 EPS for the current year.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust Company Profile

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc, a real estate specialty finance company, focuses on investing in portfolio mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgages, and other real estate related assets. It invests in agency and non-agency residential MBS, multi-family MBS, mortgage-servicing rights, and other mortgage-related investments.

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