Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc (NYSE:HCFT) Plans $0.08 Quarterly Dividend
Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc (NYSE:HCFT) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 17th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.075 per share on Tuesday, October 15th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 27th.
Hunt Companies Finance Trust has a payout ratio of 85.7% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings decline. Equities analysts expect Hunt Companies Finance Trust to earn $0.40 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.30 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 75.0%.
Shares of NYSE HCFT traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $3.32. The company had a trading volume of 200 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,173. The company has a current ratio of 11.60, a quick ratio of 11.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.00. The stock has a market cap of $78.41 million, a PE ratio of -10.70 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $3.30 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $3.41. Hunt Companies Finance Trust has a 1-year low of $2.76 and a 1-year high of $3.79.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on HCFT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 17th. ValuEngine downgraded Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th.
About Hunt Companies Finance Trust
Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc, a real estate specialty finance company, focuses on investing in portfolio mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgages, and other real estate related assets. It invests in agency and non-agency residential MBS, multi-family MBS, mortgage-servicing rights, and other mortgage-related investments.
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