ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NLY) Holdings Lifted by Centaurus Financial Inc.

Centaurus Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 121.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 48,269 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 26,458 shares during the period. Centaurus Financial Inc.’s holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH were worth $497,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in NLY. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 59.1% during the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,233,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $53,851,000 after buying an additional 1,944,084 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its position in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 16.7% during the first quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 9,443,757 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $98,498,000 after buying an additional 1,353,121 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 19.8% during the first quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp now owns 7,364,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $76,815,000 after buying an additional 1,214,900 shares during the period. Natixis boosted its position in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 129.6% during the second quarter. Natixis now owns 1,841,389 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $18,948,000 after buying an additional 1,039,393 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 1.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 97,930,510 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,007,706,000 after purchasing an additional 1,018,396 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on NLY. Barclays set a $11.00 price target on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. ValuEngine lowered ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from $10.00 to $10.50 and gave the company a “$10.45” rating in a report on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.88.

Shares of NYSE NLY opened at $10.25 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 0.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The company has a market capitalization of $12.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.40 and a beta of 0.08. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH has a 52-week low of $9.94 and a 52-week high of $12.58.

ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $334.11 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.95 million. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH had a return on equity of 12.10% and a net margin of 112.29%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH will post 1.19 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Friday, September 28th will be issued a $0.078 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th. This represents a $0.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.04%. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH’s payout ratio is 98.36%.

ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH Company Profile

Annaly Capital Management, Inc, a diversified capital manager, invests in and finances residential and commercial assets. The company invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities, non-agency residential mortgage assets, and residential mortgage loans; and originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments.

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