For sober investments these two stocks should be considered: Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)

DENAHAN WELLINGTON, Chairman of Board/Exec. Chair., bought 125,280 shares of the Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) in an exchange that happened on December 7th, 2018. The stock was bought at an average price of $11.97 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $1,499,990. The purchase was made public in a document filed with the SEC.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -18.35% away from its 1-year high and 4.12% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was 1.36%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 1.20%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.25. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $816.60 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $787.03 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) surged 0.70%, amounting to a gain of $0.07 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $10.10 on Thursday 12/06/2018. After beginning the session at $10.04, shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. reached as high as $10.12 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $9.98. Trade volume reached 14,562,054 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 13.41M shares, with a total float of 1.31B. As a consequence of the price increase, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. now has a current market value of 13.30B.

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) added 1.19% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, jumping from its previous closing price of $17.64 to $17.85. This stock increased in value by 0.51% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a gain of 1.59% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price lost by -6.93% , and subtracted -5.56% to its price during the last six months of trading. AGNC demonstrated a yearly price loss of -12.33% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been down -11.59% . This stock’s price changed by +3.42% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -7.13% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the AGNC stock as “Sell”. In the short-term, AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) has a 20-day average volume of 9,847,975 shares and short-term indicators sets the AGNC stock as “ 40% Buy ” on average basis. In the medium-term, AGNC stock has a 50-Day average volume of 7,229,718 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 25% Sell ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 6,419,983 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “67% Sell ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the AGNC stock as “16% Sell ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on AGNC. Barclays, for example, Reiterated its rating on shares of AGNC Investment Corp. to a “Equal Weight”, while setting a $18 price target on shares of the company’s stock, according to a research note from Friday October 26th, 2018. while giving the stock a “ Neutral” from “Underperform ” rating, as stated in a research report from Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Wells Fargo, on the other hand, Resumed a “Market Perform” rating on this stock in a research note dated Friday, December 1st, 2017.

In other news related to AGNC Investment Corp. stock, 63.26% shares of AGNC held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the AGNC shares was 525, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 330,148,580 shares held by institutions with the net change of 37,302,244 shares. In the meantime, 50 new institutions bought the shares of AGNC Investment Corp. for the first time and 45 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 244 institutions increased their investment in the AGNC stock and 176 institutions decreased their investment in the AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)’s stock during the last quarter.