5 Hold-Rated Dividend Stocks: CWH, NS, HTS, VNR, AGNC
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 12.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 10.0%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for HATTERAS FINANCIAL CORP is currently very high, coming in at 94.70%. Regardless of HTS's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, HTS's net profit margin of 52.86% significantly outperformed against the industry.
- The share price of HATTERAS FINANCIAL CORP has not done very well: it is down 8.24% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
- HATTERAS FINANCIAL CORP's earnings per share declined by 30.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HATTERAS FINANCIAL CORP reported lower earnings of $3.65 versus $3.96 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 28.1% in earnings ($2.63 versus $3.65).
- You can view the full Hatteras Financial Corporation Ratings Report.
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