Annaly Capital Management (NLY - Free Report) closed at $7.60 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.88% move from the prior day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.46% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow added 0.13%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.25%.
Heading into today, shares of the real estate investment trust had gained 0.81% over the past month, outpacing the Finance sector's loss of 0.61% and lagging the S&P 500's gain of 1% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from NLY as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect NLY to post earnings of $0.26 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 23.81%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $345 million, up 126.39% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1 per share and revenue of $1.14 billion. These totals would mark changes of 0% and +13.53%, respectively, from last year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for NLY should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. NLY currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
Valuation is also important, so investors should note that NLY has a Forward P/E ratio of 7.5 right now. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 8.92.
The REIT and Equity Trust industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 213, which puts it in the bottom 17% of all 250+ industries.
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