Headlines about Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynex Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.7687170498465 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

DX has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet lowered Dynex Capital from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $7.00 target price on Dynex Capital and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Dynex Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.50.

Shares of Dynex Capital traded down $0.05, reaching $6.32, on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company had a trading volume of 240,355 shares, compared to its average volume of 416,191. Dynex Capital has a 52-week low of $6.01 and a 52-week high of $7.41. The company has a market capitalization of $364.05 million, a PE ratio of 8.66 and a beta of 0.73.

Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18. Dynex Capital had a return on equity of 13.60% and a net margin of 93.79%. The business had revenue of $11.75 million for the quarter. sell-side analysts forecast that Dynex Capital will post 0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 5th were issued a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.39%. Dynex Capital’s dividend payout ratio is presently 98.63%.

In other news, Director Barry Igdaloff sold 9,349 shares of Dynex Capital stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.53, for a total value of $61,048.97. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 318,986 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,082,978.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.96% of the company’s stock.

Dynex Capital Company Profile

Dynex Capital, Inc, a mortgage real estate investment trust, invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) on a leveraged basis in the United States. It invests in agency and non-agency MBS consisting of residential MBS, commercial MBS (CMBS), and CMBS interest-only securities. Agency MBS have a guaranty of principal payment by an agency of the U.S.

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