Orchid Island Capital Inc (NYSE:ORC) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, December 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of 0.14 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, January 10th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 17.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th.

Orchid Island Capital has raised its dividend by an average of 3.4% annually over the last three years. Orchid Island Capital has a dividend payout ratio of 83.6% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings fall. Research analysts expect Orchid Island Capital to earn $1.55 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $1.68 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 108.4%.

Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) traded up $0.08 on Thursday, reaching $9.54. 1,268,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 939,352. Orchid Island Capital has a fifty-two week low of $9.18 and a fifty-two week high of $12.60.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Orchid Island Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Orchid Island Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Orchid Island Capital from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Orchid Island Capital currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

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Orchid Island Capital Company Profile

Orchid Island Capital, Inc is a specialty finance company that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The Company’s business objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted total returns to its investors over the long term through a combination of capital appreciation and the payment of regular monthly distributions.

Dividend History for Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC)

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