CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 12th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, September 25th will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, October 11th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 22nd.

CYS Investments has decreased its dividend by an average of 8.5% annually 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.

CYS Investments (CYS) opened at 8.78 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $1.33 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.38. CYS Investments has a 12 month low of $7.42 and a 12 month high of $8.98.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.02. CYS Investments had a positive return on equity of 12.69% and a negative net margin of 5.86%. The firm had revenue of $50.91 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $69.70 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.26 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that CYS Investments will post $1.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director David A. Tyson sold 5,950 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.50, for a total transaction of $50,575.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 22,603 shares in the company, valued at approximately $192,125.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.04% of the company’s stock.

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A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CYS shares. BidaskClub upgraded CYS Investments from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $8.50 target price on shares of CYS Investments in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded CYS Investments from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.31.

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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