Media headlines about CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CYS Investments earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.933140974971 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) – Hot Stock’s Watch List – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- CYS Investments: Dividend Concerns Are Back – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- CYS Investments, Inc. Announces Record and Meeting Dates for 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (finance.yahoo.com)
- CYS Investments, Inc. 2017 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides (seekingalpha.com)
- CYS Investments, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2017 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered CYS Investments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Compass Point raised CYS Investments from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.50.
CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by ($0.02). CYS Investments had a return on equity of 13.00% and a net margin of 64.82%. The firm had revenue of $46.18 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.24 earnings per share.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 15.38%. CYS Investments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 95.24%.
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CYS Investments Company Profile
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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