Analyst Ratings for Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE:NLY) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, NLY received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for NLY by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 12, implying a possible profit of 0.59 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 10, implying potential capital losses of -16.18 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 3.45 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.3 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.43 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

NLY has an estimated earnings growth rate of -54.3 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. NLY has a PEG ratio of -0.09.

NLY has a 52-week high of 12.73 and a 52-week low of 9.83. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.36 percent, and below the high by 6.28 percent. NLY has a P/E ratio of 4.62. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NLY value stock report compares NLY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.87 billion. NLY's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.