Northern Trust Corp lowered its holdings in shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE:ANH) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 1,192,725 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 16,236 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned about 1.25% of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation worth $7,168,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in ANH. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation by 7.4% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 494,861 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,747,000 after acquiring an additional 34,108 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation by 81.0% during the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 47,483 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $264,000 after acquiring an additional 21,255 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation by 29.4% during the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 29,080 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $162,000 after acquiring an additional 6,600 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. bought a new position in shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation during the first quarter valued at $249,000. Finally, American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation by 7.2% during the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 59,025 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $328,000 after acquiring an additional 3,964 shares during the last quarter. 56.51% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 4th.

Shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (ANH) opened at $5.40 on Friday. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation has a 12-month low of $4.92 and a 12-month high of $6.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 54.98 and a current ratio of 46.47. The firm has a market cap of $529.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.38 and a beta of 0.20.

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE:ANH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation had a net margin of 37.57% and a return on equity of 8.84%. The company had revenue of $16.04 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.31 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.11%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 127.66%.

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Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation Profile

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment objective is to provide risk-adjusted total returns to its stockholders over the long-term primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation. Its strategy is to invest in residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) (both Agency MBS and Non-Agency MBS), residential mortgage loans and residential rental properties.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Anworth Mortgage Asset  Corporation (NYSE:ANH)

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