Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 19,662 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 4,348% compared to the average daily volume of 442 put options.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) opened at $11.95 on Thursday. Annaly Capital Management has a 52-week low of $9.83 and a 52-week high of $12.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. The company has a market capitalization of $13,902.92, a PE ratio of 9.91, a P/E/G ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.22.

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. Annaly Capital Management had a return on equity of 11.59% and a net margin of 104.56%. The business had revenue of $353.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $361.67 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.29 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Annaly Capital Management will post 1.2 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently commented on NLY shares. ValuEngine lowered Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.77.

In other Annaly Capital Management news, CFO Glenn Votek bought 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $11.73 per share, with a total value of $293,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Kevin Keyes bought 300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $11.12 per share, with a total value of $3,336,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 334,800 shares of company stock valued at $3,740,382 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. APG Asset Management N.V. lifted its stake in Annaly Capital Management by 70.0% during the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 26,906,060 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $327,985,000 after purchasing an additional 11,082,900 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Annaly Capital Management by 1,537.9% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 10,789,299 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,011,000 after purchasing an additional 10,130,578 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in Annaly Capital Management by 58.1% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 13,314,572 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $160,441,000 after purchasing an additional 4,891,048 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in Annaly Capital Management by 136.1% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 7,528,679 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $91,774,000 after purchasing an additional 4,340,397 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in Annaly Capital Management by 38.7% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 14,405,486 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $173,586,000 after purchasing an additional 4,020,960 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.45% of the company’s stock.

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Annaly Capital Management Company Profile

Annaly Capital Management, Inc is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of real estate related investments. Its investment groups primarily consist of Agency, which invests primarily in various types of Agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; Residential credit, which invests primarily in non-Agency mortgage-backed assets within securitized products and residential mortgage loan markets; Commercial real estate, which originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments, and Middle market, which provides customized debt financing to middle-market businesses.

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