Media headlines about Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Two Harbors Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3790368080959 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Two Harbors Investment (NYSE TWO) opened at $15.70 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37. Two Harbors Investment has a twelve month low of $13.96 and a twelve month high of $17.29. The firm has a market cap of $2,740.00, a PE ratio of 5.41 and a beta of 0.52.
Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.24. Two Harbors Investment had a net margin of 63.23% and a return on equity of 10.27%. The firm had revenue of $115.03 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.87 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Two Harbors Investment will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th were issued a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 22nd. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.97%. Two Harbors Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 72.41%.
Several brokerages recently commented on TWO. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Two Harbors Investment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective (down previously from $20.50) on shares of Two Harbors Investment in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine cut shares of Two Harbors Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Two Harbors Investment from $10.00 to $17.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Two Harbors Investment in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.93.
In other Two Harbors Investment news, CEO Thomas Siering bought 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.30 per share, for a total transaction of $53,550.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Brian Taylor bought 9,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.64 per share, with a total value of $148,580.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 18,000 shares of company stock valued at $279,780 over the last 90 days. 1.16% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Two Harbors Investment Company Profile
Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate and other financial assets (collectively known as target assets). Its investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted total return to its stockholders over the long-term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation.
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