Rational Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of CYS Investments Inc (NYSE:CYS) by 27.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 176,530 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 38,200 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC owned 0.11% of CYS Investments worth $1,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CYS. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in CYS Investments by 4.2% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,479,543 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,183,000 after buying an additional 621,106 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners lifted its stake in shares of CYS Investments by 7.5% in the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 6,617,608 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $53,139,000 after purchasing an additional 461,642 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of CYS Investments by 30.3% in the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,208,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,437,000 after purchasing an additional 281,005 shares during the last quarter. 361 Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of CYS Investments in the 3rd quarter valued at $2,053,000. Finally, Koch Industries Inc. lifted its stake in shares of CYS Investments by 1,496.2% in the 2nd quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 242,862 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $217,000 after purchasing an additional 227,647 shares during the last quarter. 62.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Compass Point raised CYS Investments from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine lowered CYS Investments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. CYS Investments has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.25.
CYS Investments Inc (NYSE CYS) opened at $6.50 on Tuesday. CYS Investments Inc has a 12 month low of $6.26 and a 12 month high of $8.98. The company has a market capitalization of $987.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of -32.50 and a beta of 0.37.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 15.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. CYS Investments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -499.98%.
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CYS Investments Company Profile
CYS Investments, Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company’s objective is to provide consistent returns to its investors through a combination of dividends and capital appreciation. It invests in agency residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) collateralized by fixed rate single-family residential mortgage loans; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which have coupon rates that reset monthly, or hybrid ARMs, which have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period.
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