Press coverage about Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.4994387627188 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) traded up $0.07 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $10.76. The stock had a trading volume of 123,322 shares, compared to its average volume of 134,828. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has a 1-year low of $10.23 and a 1-year high of $15.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $142.56, a PE ratio of 9.96 and a beta of 0.46.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.43 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $6.98 million during the quarter. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT had a return on equity of 12.07% and a net margin of 35.79%. equities research analysts anticipate that Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT will post 1.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 25th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were given a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 13.75%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 137.04%.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 8th that permits the company to repurchase 1,200,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the real estate investment trust to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

EARN has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine cut Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd.

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About Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT is a real estate investment trust. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries, EARN OP GP LLC and Ellington Residential Mortgage LP (the Operating Partnership). It specializes in acquiring, investing in and managing residential mortgage- and real estate-related assets.

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