Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ boosted its stake in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 17.8% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 19,149,962 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,890,260 shares during the period. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH accounts for approximately 1.5% of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ’s holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH were worth $195,904,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Global Financial Private Capital LLC boosted its stake in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 38.9% in the third quarter. Global Financial Private Capital LLC now owns 62,320 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $638,000 after purchasing an additional 17,456 shares in the last quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH in the third quarter worth $128,000. Brookstone Capital Management acquired a new position in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH in the third quarter worth $364,000. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 7.1% in the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 288,027 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,947,000 after purchasing an additional 19,190 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its stake in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH by 11.4% in the third quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 199,922 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,045,000 after purchasing an additional 20,500 shares in the last quarter. 53.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH stock opened at $9.93 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 0.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.14 and a beta of 0.13. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH has a 52 week low of $9.70 and a 52 week high of $12.37.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th were paid a dividend of $0.078 per share. This represents a $0.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.14%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 27th. ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 98.36%.
A number of equities analysts have commented on NLY shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from $10.00 to $10.50 and gave the stock a “$10.45” rating in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. TheStreet lowered ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 11th. Finally, Barclays set a $10.00 price objective on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.63.
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About ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH
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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