Media headlines about Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE:AI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arlington Asset Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0437823944585 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
AI stock opened at $11.50 on Friday. Arlington Asset Investment has a fifty-two week low of $9.90 and a fifty-two week high of $15.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 0.03. The firm has a market cap of $326.42, a P/E ratio of 19.83 and a beta of 0.75.
Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE:AI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The financial services provider reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.38. Arlington Asset Investment had a net margin of 14.42% and a return on equity of 4.68%. The company had revenue of $15.66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.14 million.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 19.13%. Arlington Asset Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 379.31%.
AI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Arlington Asset Investment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. B. Riley cut their price objective on shares of Arlington Asset Investment from $13.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Arlington Asset Investment from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, January 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.45.
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Arlington Asset Investment Company Profile
Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI) is a principal investment firm that currently invests primarily in mortgage-related and other assets. The Company is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonasset.com.
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