Two Sigma Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 11,477 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $136,000.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Barings LLC acquired a new position in Annaly Capital Management during the 3rd quarter valued at about $548,000. White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in Annaly Capital Management during the 4th quarter valued at about $960,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its position in Annaly Capital Management by 33.9% during the 3rd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 1,276,878 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $15,565,000 after purchasing an additional 323,384 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Annaly Capital Management by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 341,744 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,166,000 after purchasing an additional 11,205 shares during the period. Finally, Smith Moore & CO. acquired a new position in Annaly Capital Management during the 4th quarter valued at about $135,000. Institutional investors own 60.05% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Annaly Capital Management stock opened at $10.54 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.03 and a quick ratio of 0.03. The company has a market capitalization of $12,176.04, a PE ratio of 8.61, a PEG ratio of 7.36 and a beta of 0.10. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. has a 52 week low of $10.00 and a 52 week high of $12.73.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $426.71 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $370.80 million. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.66% and a net margin of 72.18%. Annaly Capital Management’s revenue was down 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management, Inc. will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.39%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.23%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on NLY shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Bank of America upgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Compass Point upgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Annaly Capital Management presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.21.

In related news, insider Anthony C. Green purchased 23,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.42 per share, with a total value of $242,265.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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About Annaly Capital Management

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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