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New York Mortgage

Dividend Yield: 16.30%

New York Mortgage (NASDAQ:NYMT) shares currently have a dividend yield of 16.30%.

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in acquiring, investing in, financing, and managing mortgage-related and financial assets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.09.

The average volume for New York Mortgage has been 988,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. New York Mortgage has a market cap of $422.7 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates New York Mortgage as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • NYMT's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 10.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 162.8%. 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 return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST INC has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • The share price of NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST INC has not done very well: it is down 11.46% 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.
  • The gross profit margin for NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST INC is rather low; currently it is at 20.46%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 16.60% significantly trails the industry average.

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