Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. (WMC)

10.77
0.09 0.83
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 10.86
Open 10.87
Day Low/High 10.75 / 10.89
52 Wk Low/High 8.54 / 10.95
Volume 883.68K
Avg Volume 296.50K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 41.62M
Market Cap 451.95M
EPS 2.00
P/E Ratio 5.25
Div & Yield 1.24 (11.38%)

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA

In trading on Friday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp crossed above their 200 day moving average of $10.02, changing hands as high as $10.07 per share. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp shares are currently trading up about 0.3% on the day.

This Stock Has A 12.64% Yield, Sells For Less Than Book, and Insiders Have Been Buying

This Stock Has A 12.64% Yield, Sells For Less Than Book, and Insiders Have Been Buying

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

WMC Ex-Dividend Reminder - 3/29/18

WMC Ex-Dividend Reminder - 3/29/18

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/29/18, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 4/26/18. As a percentage of WMC's recent stock price of $9.75, this dividend works out to approximately 3.18%, so look for shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp to trade 3.18% lower — all else being equal — when WMC shares open for trading on 3/29/18.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) Passes Through 14% Yield Mark

Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) Passes Through 14% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Monday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp were yielding above the 14% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.24), with the stock changing hands as low as $8.81 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation To Report Fourth Quarter And Year End 2017 Financial Results

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation To Report Fourth Quarter And Year End 2017 Financial Results

Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time/8:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Enters Oversold Territory

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Enters Oversold Territory

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp presently has a stellar rank, in the top 10% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Murphy's $102.2K Bet on WMC

Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Murphy's $102.2K Bet on WMC

A company's own top management tend to have the best inside view into the business, so when company officers make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

WMC Ex-Dividend Reminder - 12/29/17

WMC Ex-Dividend Reminder - 12/29/17

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/29/17, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 1/26/18. As a percentage of WMC's recent stock price of $10.20, this dividend works out to approximately 3.04%, so look for shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp to trade 3.04% lower — all else being equal — when WMC shares open for trading on 12/29/17.

This Stock Has A 12.17% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

This Stock Has A 12.17% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp has been named as a Top 10 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted that among REITs, WMC shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics.

WMC Dividend Yield Pushes Above 13%

WMC Dividend Yield Pushes Above 13%

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Monday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp were yielding above the 13% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.24), with the stock changing hands as low as $9.51 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital is Oversold

Western Asset Mortgage Capital is Oversold

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp presently has a stellar rank, in the top 10% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

WMC Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

WMC Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Thursday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $10.30, changing hands as low as $10.12 per share. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp shares are currently trading off about 2.7% on the day.

WMC Trading Below CEO's Recent Buy Price

WMC Trading Below CEO's Recent Buy Price

There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on May 30, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp's CEO, Jennifer Murphy, invested $51,094.50 into 5,000 shares of WMC, for a cost per share of $10.22.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (WMC)

Western Asset Mortgage Capital About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (WMC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/29/17, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 10/26/17. As a percentage of WMC's recent stock price of $10.86, this dividend works out to approximately 2.85%, so look for shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp to trade 2.85% lower — all else being equal — when WMC shares open for trading on 9/29/17.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 11.69% Yield (WMC)

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 11.69% Yield (WMC)

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

WMC Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

WMC Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $10.30, changing hands as low as $10.24 per share. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp shares are currently trading off about 0.3% on the day.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (WMC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/28/17, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 7/26/17. As a percentage of WMC's recent stock price of $10.77, this dividend works out to approximately 2.88%, so look for shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp to trade 2.88% lower — all else being equal — when WMC shares open for trading on 6/28/17.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 11.74% Yield (WMC)

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

WMC Crosses Above Average Analyst Target

In recent trading, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $10.33, changing hands for $10.37/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level.

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WMC Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Thursday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $10.29, changing hands as low as $9.76 per share. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp shares are currently trading off about 5.1% on the day.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) Passes Through 12% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Monday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp were yielding above the 12% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.24), with the stock changing hands as low as $10.32 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Reaches Analyst Target Price

In recent trading, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $10.19, changing hands for $10.23/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for WMC

In trading on Monday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp crossed above their 200 day moving average of $10.21, changing hands as high as $10.23 per share. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp shares are currently trading up about 1.4% on the day.

Cash Dividend On The Way From Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/30/17, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 4/26/17. As a percentage of WMC's recent stock price of $9.97, this dividend works out to approximately 3.11%, so look for shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp to trade 3.11% lower — all else being equal — when WMC shares open for trading on 3/30/17.

Short Interest Drops 35.7% For WMC

The most recent short interest data has been released for the 03/15/2017 settlement date, which shows a 505,586 share decrease in total short interest for Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp , to 910,869, a decrease of 35.69% since 02/28/2017. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Enters Oversold Territory

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp presently has a stellar rank, in the top 10% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

TheStreet Quant Rating: C- (Hold)