Caxton Associates LP increased its position in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) by 56.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 48,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,447 shares during the quarter. Caxton Associates LP’s holdings in Two Harbors Investment were worth $624,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TWO. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its stake in shares of Two Harbors Investment by 44.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 21,929,421 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $327,406,000 after purchasing an additional 6,798,312 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Two Harbors Investment by 44.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 21,929,421 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $327,406,000 after purchasing an additional 6,798,312 shares during the period. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Two Harbors Investment by 79.2% in the 3rd quarter. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd. now owns 5,652,380 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $84,390,000 after purchasing an additional 2,498,679 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of Two Harbors Investment in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $32,716,000. Finally, LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in shares of Two Harbors Investment by 31.5% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 3,496,728 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $44,897,000 after purchasing an additional 837,952 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 61.26% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Two Harbors Investment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. TheStreet lowered Two Harbors Investment from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Two Harbors Investment in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Two Harbors Investment in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Finally, Barclays set a $15.00 price objective on Two Harbors Investment and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.63.

In other Two Harbors Investment news, insider William Roth sold 58,040 shares of Two Harbors Investment stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.46, for a total value of $839,258.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 730,122 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,557,564.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Rebecca B. Sandberg sold 16,073 shares of Two Harbors Investment stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.47, for a total value of $232,576.31. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now directly owns 173,148 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,505,451.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 128,572 shares of company stock valued at $1,859,327. 1.41% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

TWO stock opened at $14.19 on Friday. Two Harbors Investment Corp has a twelve month low of $12.63 and a twelve month high of $16.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 1.15. The company has a market cap of $3.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.20 and a beta of 0.52.

Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Two Harbors Investment had a positive return on equity of 13.56% and a negative net margin of 4.12%. The company had revenue of $89.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $106.46 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.47 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Two Harbors Investment Corp will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Two Harbors Investment Company Profile

Two Harbors Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency securities, mortgage servicing rights, and other financial assets in the United States. Its target assets include agency RMBS collateralized by fixed rate mortgage loans, adjustable rate mortgage loans, hybrid mortgage loans, or derivatives; non-agency securities collateralized by prime mortgage loans, Alt-A mortgage loans, pay-option ARM loans, and subprime mortgage loans; and other assets, such as financial and mortgage-related assets, as well as residential mortgage loans and non-hedging transactions.

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