AE Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) by 37.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 30,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,427 shares during the quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $367,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its position in Annaly Capital Management by 21.1% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 32,577,760 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $322,576,000 after acquiring an additional 5,671,700 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 28,075,020 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $338,303,000 after buying an additional 291,014 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 10.0% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 22,726,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $270,215,000 after buying an additional 2,059,300 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 8.3% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,415,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $175,723,000 after buying an additional 1,100,640 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ raised its stake in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 35.6% in the 3rd quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 11,358,849 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $138,464,000 after buying an additional 2,982,700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 55.14% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NLY. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine downgraded Annaly Capital Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Bank of America raised Annaly Capital Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Annaly Capital Management presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.21.

Shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) opened at $10.21 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,960.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.08, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.05. The company has a current ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. has a 52-week low of $10.03 and a 52-week high of $12.73.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Annaly Capital Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.00%.

In related news, Chairman Wellington Denahan bought 125,280 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.97 per share, with a total value of $1,499,601.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,798,414 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,527,015.58. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Glenn Votek bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $11.73 per share, for a total transaction of $293,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.43% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Annaly Capital Management 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)

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