Headlines about CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CYS Investments earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.2698849215582 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- ARE ANALYSTS TURNING CRITICAL?: Walmart Inc., (NYSE: WMT), CYS Investments, Inc., (NYSE: CYS) – StocksNewsPro (press release) (stocksnewspro.com)
- Pre-Market Technical Scan on REIT Equities — CYS Investments, Lexington Realty Trust, MFA Financial, and MTGE … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Focus on Unusual Volume Mover: CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Guide to Analyst Recommendations:: CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS) – Nasdaq Chronicle (nasdaqchronicle.com)
- Technical Snapshots for Investors: CYS Investments Inc (NYSE: CYS) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Several research analysts have recently commented on CYS shares. Compass Point upgraded CYS Investments from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine lowered CYS Investments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.50.
CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.02). CYS Investments had a net margin of 64.82% and a return on equity of 13.00%. The company had revenue of $46.18 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.54%. CYS Investments’s dividend payout ratio is currently 95.24%.
About CYS Investments
CYS Investments, Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company’s objective is to provide consistent returns to its investors through a combination of dividends and capital appreciation. It invests in agency residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) collateralized by fixed rate single-family residential mortgage loans; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which have coupon rates that reset monthly, or hybrid ARMs, which have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period.
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