Opera Trading Capital acquired a new stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 100,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,219,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Sheets Smith Wealth Management boosted its holdings in Annaly Capital Management by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management now owns 11,119 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 67 shares during the period. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. raised its position in Annaly Capital Management by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. now owns 21,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $263,000 after purchasing an additional 115 shares in the last quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. raised its position in Annaly Capital Management by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 16,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $198,000 after purchasing an additional 156 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in Annaly Capital Management by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 24,126 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $291,000 after purchasing an additional 280 shares in the last quarter. Finally, NorthRock Partners LLC raised its position in Annaly Capital Management by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. NorthRock Partners LLC now owns 15,384 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $190,000 after purchasing an additional 301 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 49.33% of the company’s stock.

Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) remained flat at $$11.24 on Monday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,526,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,525,421. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,040.00, a P/E ratio of 9.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Annaly Capital Management Inc has a 12 month low of $9.83 and a 12 month high of $12.73.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $353.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $361.67 million. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.59% and a net margin of 104.56%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 EPS. research analysts expect that Annaly Capital Management Inc will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.68%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s payout ratio is 48.00%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub raised Annaly Capital Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $11.25 target price on shares of Annaly Capital Management in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Annaly Capital Management has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.77.

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In other Annaly Capital Management news, CEO Kevin Keyes bought 300,000 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.12 per share, with a total value of $3,336,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Francine J. Bovich bought 13,500 shares of Annaly Capital Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.29 per share, for a total transaction of $165,915.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 13,500 shares in the company, valued at $165,915. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 413,500 shares of company stock valued at $4,750,915. Corporate insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

Annaly Capital Management 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)

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