ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NYSE:NLY) Position Increased by SG Americas Securities LLC

SG Americas Securities LLC raised its holdings in shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 36.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 828,931 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 221,322 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC owned about 0.06% of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH worth $7,568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. increased its stake in ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH by 33.1% during the first quarter. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 55,752 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $557,000 after purchasing an additional 13,849 shares during the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. grew its position in shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH by 5.6% during the first quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 116,515 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,164,000 after acquiring an additional 6,133 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD grew its position in shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH by 15.6% during the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 116,179 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,160,000 after acquiring an additional 15,696 shares during the last quarter. Summit Securities Group LLC bought a new position in shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH during the first quarter worth about $108,000. Finally, NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc grew its position in shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH by 126.7% during the first quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 234,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,356,000 after acquiring an additional 130,900 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.94% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH from $10.50 to $10.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 24th. ValuEngine lowered shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, August 5th. Finally, UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH in a research report on Friday, June 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $9.50 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.33.

In related news, Director Thomas Edward Hamilton acquired 30,000 shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.47 per share, with a total value of $284,100.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 130,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,231,100. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CIO David L. Finkelstein acquired 100,000 shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.56 per share, with a total value of $956,000.00. Following the acquisition, the executive now directly owns 400,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,824,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 182,780 shares of company stock valued at $1,743,037 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 0.34% of the company’s stock.

Shares of ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH stock traded down $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $9.44. 9,907,995 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,806,369. The company has a fifty day moving average of $9.31. The stock has a market cap of $13.57 billion, a PE ratio of 7.87 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a current ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 0.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH has a 12 month low of $8.74 and a 12 month high of $10.76.

ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NYSE:NLY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $177.38 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $402.00 million. ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH had a positive return on equity of 12.04% and a negative net margin of 155.89%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. Sell-side analysts expect that ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH will post 1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 31st. Investors of record on Friday, June 28th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 27th. ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH’s payout ratio is currently 100.00%.

ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH Company Profile

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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