1. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is up $0.11 (0.7%) to $15.08 on light volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.97-$15.12 after having opened the day at $15.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.97.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc., a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, management, and financing of a portfolio of investment securities. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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