Pre-Market Laggard: Annaly Capital Management (NLY)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Annaly Capital Management as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • NLY has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $167.3 million.
  • NLY traded 30,397 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:27 AM.
  • NLY is down 2.5% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on NLY:

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.5%. NLY has a PE ratio of 3.0. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Annaly Capital Management has been 11.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.06 and a short float of 2.3% with 1.42 days to cover. Shares are up 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. 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.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 46.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $700.50 million to $1,028.75 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT is currently very high, coming in at 93.44%. Regardless of NLY's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, NLY's net profit margin of 119.86% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • NLY's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 28.40%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$6,000.48 million or 1800.99% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

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