Investors sold shares of Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) on strength during trading on Monday. $14.63 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $50.16 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.53 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Annaly Capital Management had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Annaly Capital Management traded up $0.01 for the day and closed at $12.13

A number of analysts have commented on NLY shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $11.25 price target on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.69.

The firm has a market capitalization of $13.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.28. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $12.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.00.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.30. The business had revenue of $315.15 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $424.18 million. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.33% and a net margin of 121.84%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.29 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Annaly Capital Management Inc will post $1.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.52%.

In other news, Director Francine J. Bovich acquired 13,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.29 per share, with a total value of $165,915.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 13,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $165,915. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Donnell Segalas acquired 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $12.09 per share, with a total value of $96,720.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 84,150 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,017,373.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 139,200 shares of company stock valued at $1,726,513 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of NLY. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 5,238.7% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 92,084,652 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,023,059,000 after acquiring an additional 90,359,815 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 1,537.9% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 10,789,299 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $130,011,000 after acquiring an additional 10,130,578 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 58.1% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 13,314,572 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $160,441,000 after acquiring an additional 4,891,048 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 38.7% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 14,405,486 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $173,586,000 after acquiring an additional 4,020,960 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 4.8% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 82,592,638 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $917,603,000 after acquiring an additional 3,810,179 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.34% of the company’s stock.

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Annaly Capital Management Company Profile

Annaly Capital Management, Inc is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of real estate related investments. Its investment groups primarily consist of Agency, which invests primarily in various types of Agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; Residential credit, which invests primarily in non-Agency mortgage-backed assets within securitized products and residential mortgage loan markets; Commercial real estate, which originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments, and Middle market, which provides customized debt financing to middle-market businesses.

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