Media stories about New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. New York Mortgage Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.217665555849 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT) opened at $6.02 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $678.95, a PE ratio of 11.15 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 71.04, a current ratio of 71.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.26. New York Mortgage Trust has a fifty-two week low of $5.90 and a fifty-two week high of $6.79.

New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.07. New York Mortgage Trust had a net margin of 20.23% and a return on equity of 10.78%. equities analysts expect that New York Mortgage Trust will post 0.56 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. New York Mortgage Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 148.15%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays increased their price target on shares of New York Mortgage Trust from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $6.25 price target on shares of New York Mortgage Trust in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of New York Mortgage Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $6.50 price target on shares of New York Mortgage Trust in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of New York Mortgage Trust from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. New York Mortgage Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.35.

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New York Mortgage Trust Company Profile

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, investing in, financing and managing primarily mortgage-related assets and financial assets. The Company’s investment portfolio includes residential mortgage loans, including second mortgages and loans sourced from distressed markets, non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), multi-family commercial mortgage-backed securities, preferred equity and joint venture equity investments in, and mezzanine loans to, owners of multi-family properties, equity and debt securities issued by entities that invest in residential and commercial real estate and agency RMBS.

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