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How to buy Annaly Capital Management stock

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Annaly Capital Management shares (NLY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Annaly Capital Management employs 180 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Annaly Capital Management

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  3. Search for Annaly Capital Management. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NLY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Annaly Capital Management reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Annaly Capital Management, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Annaly Capital Management. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Annaly Capital Management share price

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Annaly Capital Management shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$3.0753 - USD$8.72
50-day moving average USD$8.3721
200-day moving average USD$7.8336
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.02
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.91 (10.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.442

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Annaly Capital Management financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 83.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.81%
Return on equity TTM -5.97%
Profit margin -73.29%
Book value $8.92
Market capitalisation USD$11.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Annaly Capital Management shares

There are currently 12.2 million Annaly Capital Management shares held short by investors – that's known as Annaly Capital Management's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 12.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Annaly Capital Management shares can be evaluated.

Annaly Capital Management's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Annaly Capital Management's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Annaly Capital Management shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Annaly Capital Management shares traded daily (recently around 14.5 million). Annaly Capital Management's SIR currently stands at 0.84. In other words for every 100,000 Annaly Capital Management shares traded daily on the market, roughly 840 shares are currently held short.

However Annaly Capital Management's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Annaly Capital Management shares, or, against the total number of tradable Annaly Capital Management shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Annaly Capital Management's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Annaly Capital Management shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0099% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Annaly Capital Management shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Annaly Capital Management.

Find out more about how you can short Annaly Capital Management stock.

Annaly Capital Management's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Annaly Capital Management.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Annaly Capital Management's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.43

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Annaly Capital Management's overall score of 24.43 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Annaly Capital Management is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Annaly Capital Management's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.69/100

Annaly Capital Management's environmental score of 7.69 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Annaly Capital Management is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Annaly Capital Management's social score

Social score: 11.56/100

Annaly Capital Management's social score of 11.56 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Annaly Capital Management is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Annaly Capital Management's governance score

Governance score: 11.18/100

Annaly Capital Management's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Annaly Capital Management is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Annaly Capital Management, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.43
Total ESG percentile 21.38
Environmental score 7.69
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 11.56
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 11.18
Governance score percentile 8

Annaly Capital Management share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 82.73% of net profits

Recently Annaly Capital Management has paid out, on average, around 82.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Annaly Capital Management shareholders could enjoy a 10.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Annaly Capital Management's case, that would currently equate to about $0.91 per share.

Annaly Capital Management's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Annaly Capital Management's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Annaly Capital Management share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Annaly Capital Management's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.0753 up to $8.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NLY.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Annaly Capital Management's is 1.27. This would suggest that Annaly Capital Management's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Annaly Capital Management overview

Annaly Capital Management, Inc., a diversified capital manager, invests in and finances residential and commercial assets. The company invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities, non-agency residential mortgage assets, and residential mortgage loans; and originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. also provides financing to private equity-backed middle market businesses; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in New York, New York.

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