Barings LLC bought a new position in Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 44,960 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $548,000.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 1.6% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 2,786,886 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $33,972,000 after acquiring an additional 44,306 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new position in shares of Annaly Capital Management in the third quarter worth $899,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 8.3% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,415,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $175,723,000 after acquiring an additional 1,100,640 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 7.4% in the third quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 106,460 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,298,000 after acquiring an additional 7,363 shares during the period. Finally, Twin Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 36.0% in the third quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 177,810 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,168,000 after acquiring an additional 47,050 shares during the period. 54.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE NLY) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $11.97. The company had a trading volume of 8,242,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,507,577. The company has a market capitalization of $13,902.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.22. Annaly Capital Management Inc has a 12 month low of $9.83 and a 12 month high of $12.73. The company has a quick ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. The company 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 firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.29 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management Inc will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Annaly Capital Management news, Director Donnell Segalas acquired 9,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of $11.34 per share, with a total value of $111,132.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 102,450 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,161,783. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Kevin Keyes acquired 300,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $11.12 per share, with a total value of $3,336,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 334,800 shares of company stock valued at $3,740,382 in the last three months. 0.43% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on NLY shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Annaly Capital Management currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.77.

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About Annaly Capital Management

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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