News headlines about CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CYS Investments earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 83 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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Several brokerages recently commented on CYS. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $8.00 target price on CYS Investments and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research lowered CYS Investments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered CYS Investments from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet lowered CYS Investments from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $8.00 target price on CYS Investments and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.46.

Shares of CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) traded up 0.24% on Friday, reaching $8.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 595,692 shares. CYS Investments has a 12-month low of $7.42 and a 12-month high of $9.21. The company’s market cap is $1.27 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $8.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.99.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.03. CYS Investments had a return on equity of 10.85% and a net margin of 77.50%. The firm had revenue of $73.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.83 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that CYS Investments will post $1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other CYS Investments news, CEO Kevin E. Grant sold 175,389 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.47, for a total transaction of $1,485,544.83. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 610,640 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,172,120.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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.

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