Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 32.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,246,022 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 304,940 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH were worth $12,822,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. LSV Asset Management lifted its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 4.2% during the 1st quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 23,673,868 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $246,918,000 after purchasing an additional 947,600 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 2.1% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 10,293,817 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $107,365,000 after purchasing an additional 215,370 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 9,816,551 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $102,387,000 after purchasing an additional 326,660 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 16.7% during the 1st quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 9,443,757 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $98,498,000 after purchasing an additional 1,353,121 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 10.8% during the 1st quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 9,205,381 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $96,012,000 after purchasing an additional 900,983 shares in the last quarter. 56.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NLY has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from $10.50 to $10.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. ValuEngine cut ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from $11.00 to $10.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.50.

Shares of NYSE NLY opened at $10.51 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.35 and a beta of 0.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.02 and a current ratio of 0.02. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH has a twelve month low of $9.94 and a twelve month high of $12.58.

ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $334.11 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.95 million. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH had a return on equity of 11.97% and a net margin of 112.29%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. research analysts forecast that ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH will post 1.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 29th were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.42%. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH’s dividend payout ratio is currently 98.36%.

ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH Profile

Annaly Capital Management, Inc, a diversified capital manager, invests in and finances residential and commercial assets. The company invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities, non-agency residential mortgage assets, and residential mortgage loans; and originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments.

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