Shares of Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE:DX) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.13.

DX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dynex Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dynex Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Dynex Capital in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th.

Dynex Capital (NYSE DX) traded down 0.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.11. The company had a trading volume of 376,433 shares. Dynex Capital has a 12 month low of $6.49 and a 12 month high of $7.61. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $6.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.89. The stock has a market cap of $350.05 million, a PE ratio of 4.62 and a beta of 0.85.

Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $16.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.26 million. Dynex Capital had a return on equity of 11.01% and a net margin of 93.54%. The company’s revenue was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.21 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Dynex Capital will post $0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 6th were paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.13%. Dynex Capital’s dividend payout ratio is 46.75%.

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In related news, Director Barry Igdaloff sold 7,693 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.90, for a total value of $53,081.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 317,185 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,188,576.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 7.14% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Dynex Capital by 73.0% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 363,022 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,476,000 after buying an additional 153,222 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Dynex Capital during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,348,000. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Dynex Capital by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 92,579 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $631,000 after buying an additional 707 shares during the period. James Investment Research Inc. increased its stake in shares of Dynex Capital by 134.4% in the first quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 400,070 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,836,000 after buying an additional 229,410 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management increased its stake in shares of Dynex Capital by 4.8% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,479,598 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,490,000 after buying an additional 68,200 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.89% of the company’s stock.

About Dynex Capital

Dynex Capital, Inc is an internally managed mortgage real estate investment trust, which invests in residential and commercial mortgage securities on a leveraged basis. The Company’s objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its shareholders over the long term that is reflective of a leveraged fixed income portfolio with a focus on capital preservation.

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