Just the Facts on Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on REIT – Diversified. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $10.57, up from yesterday’s close by 0.86%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) currently trades with a market capitalization of $12.23 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -45.91 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$62.35 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.3 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.39% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how NLY has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $12.73. It is now trading 2.16% off that level. The stock is trading $10.71 its 50-day moving average by 0.14%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $10.00.

In recent action, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) has made a move of +2.62% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.21% with $1.16 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of NLY.

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