Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc (NYSE:HCFT) Director Walter C. Keenan acquired 16,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $1.19 per share, for a total transaction of $19,873.00.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust stock traded up $0.63 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $1.82. The company had a trading volume of 6,405 shares, compared to its average volume of 138,111. Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc has a fifty-two week low of $0.86 and a fifty-two week high of $3.62. The company has a current ratio of 4.06, a quick ratio of 4.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.02. The company has a market cap of $24.94 million, a P/E ratio of 17.82 and a beta of 1.29. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $2.69 and a 200 day simple moving average of $3.14.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust (NYSE:HCFT) last issued its earnings results on Monday, March 16th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by ($0.03). Hunt Companies Finance Trust had a net margin of 16.05% and a return on equity of 6.93%. The company had revenue of $3.37 million during the quarter. Research analysts forecast that Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 31st will be given a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 30th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 16.48%. Hunt Companies Finance Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 93.75%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. State Street Corp boosted its position in Hunt Companies Finance Trust by 6.9% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 59,628 shares of the company’s stock valued at $205,000 after buying an additional 3,871 shares in the last quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Hunt Companies Finance Trust by 18.6% in the fourth quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 85,204 shares of the company’s stock valued at $275,000 after buying an additional 13,389 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Hunt Companies Finance Trust in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $59,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in Hunt Companies Finance Trust in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $230,000. Finally, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Hunt Companies Finance Trust by 20.5% in the fourth quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,010,785 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,265,000 after buying an additional 172,000 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 43.37% of the company’s stock.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust Company Profile

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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