Annaly, a real estate investment firm, posted net income of 28 cents a share on revenue of $551.68 million. While earnings missed estimates by 6 cents, revenue trumped the $392.24 million expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.
"Given the ongoing monetary policy impacts on the mortgage market and the uncertainty surrounding the future path of policy, we remain measured in our investment strategy," said CEO Wellington Denahan in a statement. "Our diversification into commercial assets is building momentum, with commercial investments up approximately 30% and now representing 11% of our capital."
TheStreet Ratings team rates Annaly Capital Management as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. The team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate Annaly Capital Management (NLY) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."