11,361 Shares in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) Acquired by Smith Moore & CO.

Smith Moore & CO. bought a new stake in Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 11,361 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $135,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of NLY. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Annaly Capital Management during the third quarter worth about $100,000. Barrett Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Annaly Capital Management during the fourth quarter worth about $107,000. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 9.0% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 9,757 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $118,000 after acquiring an additional 806 shares during the last quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Annaly Capital Management during the third quarter worth about $122,000. Finally, Staley Capital Advisers Inc. bought a new position in shares of Annaly Capital Management during the third quarter worth about $126,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research report on Friday. Compass Point upgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Bank of America upgraded Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.21.

In related news, Chairman Wellington Denahan bought 125,280 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $11.97 per share, with a total value of $1,499,601.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,798,414 shares in the company, valued at $21,527,015.58. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Glenn Votek bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.73 per share, for a total transaction of $293,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE NLY) opened at $10.58 on Tuesday. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. has a one year low of $10.03 and a one year high of $12.73. The company has a market capitalization of $12,260.00, a P/E ratio of 7.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 72.18%. The business had revenue of $426.71 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $370.80 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Annaly Capital Management, Inc. will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.34%. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.23%.

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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.

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

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