American Financial Group Inc. continued to hold its stake in Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (NYSE:ANH) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,417,950 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the third quarter. American Financial Group Inc. owned about 1.48% of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. worth $6,977,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. by 373.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 34,440 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 27,171 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $212,000. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. by 12.0% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 43,867 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $216,000 after buying an additional 4,711 shares in the last quarter. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new stake in Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $227,000. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. by 2.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 50,565 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $238,000 after buying an additional 1,391 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 57.04% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (NYSE:ANH)

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (NYSE:ANH) traded up 0.96% on Tuesday, hitting $5.25. 621,417 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $4.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.85. The company has a market cap of $502.49 million, a P/E ratio of 15.49 and a beta of 0.23. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. has a one year low of $3.66 and a one year high of $5.28.

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (NYSE:ANH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.01. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. had a net margin of 31.02% and a return on equity of 9.44%. The company earned $18.74 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.10 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 23.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. will post $0.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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ANH has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $5.50 price objective on shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. in a research note on Friday, September 9th.

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. Company Profile

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment objective is to provide risk-adjusted total returns to its stockholders over the long-term through dividends and through capital appreciation. Its strategy is to invest in residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and residential mortgage loans.

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