Does Wall Street Rate Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) Shares A Buy?


As of Wednesday close, Annaly Capital Management Inc.’s (NYSE:NLY) stock was up $0.36, moving up 1.73 percent to $21.15. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,607,480 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.69 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,589,695, while in the previous 50 days, it was 11,415,119.

Since last month, NLY stock rose 19.63%. Shares of the company fell to $16.33 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $34.16 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $15.11. Since the beginning of this year, NLY’s stock price has dropped by -32.38% or -$10.13, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -38.09% since its 52-week high.

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NLY stock investors should be aware that Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 161 days ago on Jun 17. Finkelstein David L, the CEO and President of the company, purchased of 200,000 shares for $5.56 on Jun 17. It resulted in a $1,112,000 investment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) has a P/E ratio of about 2.63. The stock’s beta is 1.35. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.49, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.97.

The latest dividend of $0.88 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.88. On Wednesday June 10 2020, a $0.12 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.95, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 6.75. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 82.20% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 77.70%. Based on annual data, NLY earned $1.73 billion in gross profit and brought in $1.98 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 29.00%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Annaly Capital Management Inc. to report $0.99 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.06 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.10%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $467.87 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Annaly Capital Management Inc.’s (NLY) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.01%, the RSI 9-day stood at 67.47% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Annaly Capital Management Inc. price is up by +3.37% percent or $0.69. At present, NLY shares trade +18.55% above its 20-day simple moving average and -14.72% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -17.51% below its SMA50 and -30.24% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 77.83% and Stochastic coefficient D was 69.44%, while ATR was 0.78. Given the Stochastic reading of 84.83% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.55%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.13, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.65.


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