Sigma Planning Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) by 12.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 93,461 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 10,132 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $1,139,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 32.6% during the second quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 904,157 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,895,000 after buying an additional 222,300 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 296.6% during the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 54,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $658,000 after buying an additional 40,913 shares during the period. Stuyvesant Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 5.6% during the second quarter. Stuyvesant Capital Management now owns 234,375 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,824,000 after buying an additional 12,500 shares during the period. PGGM Investments boosted its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 109.0% during the third quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 3,007,293 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $36,659,000 after buying an additional 1,568,450 shares during the period. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management during the second quarter worth about $152,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 49.33% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CEO Kevin Keyes bought 300,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.12 per share, with a total value of $3,336,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Donnell Segalas bought 9,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.34 per share, with a total value of $111,132.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 102,450 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,161,783. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders acquired 423,300 shares of company stock valued at $4,862,047. 0.43% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) traded up $0.11 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $11.49. 8,591,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,528,156. Annaly Capital Management Inc has a 12 month low of $9.83 and a 12 month high of $12.73. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13,320.00, a PE ratio of 9.40, a PEG ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.23.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. Annaly Capital Management had a net margin of 104.56% and a return on equity of 11.59%. The company had revenue of $353.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $361.67 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management Inc will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th were issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.44%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.00%.

NLY has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.25 price objective on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.77.

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Annaly Capital Management 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.

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

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