Annaly Capital Management Inc ( NLY ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 26, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share scheduled for January 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NLY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -10% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $14.76, the dividend yield is 12.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NLY was $14.76, representing a -16.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.75 and a 7.58% increase over the 52 week low of $13.72.
NLY is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). NLY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.45. Zacks Investment Research reports NLY's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -39.77%, compared to an industry average of -6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NLY Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to NLY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NLY as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD )
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index Fund ( FTY )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund ( IYR )
- Guggenheim Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF ( LVL )
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund ( REM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is LVL with an increase of 9.78% over the last 100 days. KBWD has the highest percent weighting of NLY at 4.77%.
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