Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) by 9.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 409,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 35,798 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $4,864,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. APG Asset Management N.V. raised its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 21.1% in the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 32,577,760 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $322,576,000 after acquiring an additional 5,671,700 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 28,075,020 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $338,303,000 after acquiring an additional 291,014 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 10.0% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 22,726,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $270,215,000 after acquiring an additional 2,059,300 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 8.3% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,415,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $175,723,000 after acquiring an additional 1,100,640 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ raised its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 35.6% in the 3rd quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 11,358,849 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $138,464,000 after acquiring an additional 2,982,700 shares in the last quarter. 55.14% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Annaly Capital Management news, Director Donnell Segalas bought 9,800 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.34 per share, with a total value of $111,132.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 102,450 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,161,783. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Glenn Votek bought 25,000 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $11.73 per share, for a total transaction of $293,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 160,080 shares of company stock worth $1,903,984 over the last ninety days. 0.43% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Bank of America raised Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.21.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE NLY) opened at $10.36 on Monday. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. has a 1 year low of $10.28 and a 1 year high of $12.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,012.87, a PE ratio of 4.14, a P/E/G ratio of 1.92 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 firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.58%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio is currently 48.00%.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)

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