CYS Investments Inc (CYS) To Go Ex-Dividend on March 21st

CYS Investments Inc (NYSE:CYS) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 9th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.22 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, April 11th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 13.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 21st.

CYS Investments has decreased its dividend payment by an average of 6.9% per year over the last three years. CYS Investments has a dividend payout ratio of 94.3% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings decline.

Shares of CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) opened at $6.72 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,049.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.40 and a beta of 0.42. CYS Investments has a fifty-two week low of $6.25 and a fifty-two week high of $8.98.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $46.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.00 million. CYS Investments had a net margin of 64.82% and a return on equity of 13.00%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point upgraded shares of CYS Investments from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of CYS Investments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

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About CYS Investments

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.

Dividend History for CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS)

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