Hunt Companies Finance Trust Inc (NYSE:HCFT) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.
Brokers have set a 1 year consensus price objective of $3.88 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Hunt Companies Finance Trust an industry rank of 72 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 20th. JMP Securities raised shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “market perform” rating to a “market outperform” rating and set a $3.75 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Hunt Companies Finance Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Shares of NYSE:HCFT traded down $0.01 on Thursday, reaching $3.49. 31,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 64,725. Hunt Companies Finance Trust has a fifty-two week low of $2.76 and a fifty-two week high of $3.79. The company has a market capitalization of $82.67 million, a PE ratio of -11.26 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.63, a quick ratio of 14.07 and a current ratio of 14.07.
Hunt Companies Finance Trust (NYSE:HCFT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 18th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by ($0.04). Hunt Companies Finance Trust had a negative net margin of 10.76% and a positive return on equity of 7.32%. The company had revenue of $4.60 million for the quarter. As a group, research analysts forecast that Hunt Companies Finance Trust will post 0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This is an increase from Hunt Companies Finance Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 28th. Hunt Companies Finance Trust’s payout ratio is -90.32%.
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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