Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arlington Asset Investment Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6561371978189 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) traded down 0.31% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $12.66. The stock had a trading volume of 383,109 shares. Arlington Asset Investment Corp has a one year low of $12.43 and a one year high of $17.13. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $12.96 and a 200-day moving average of $13.72. The company’s market cap is $328.53 million.

Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.02). Arlington Asset Investment Corp had a negative net margin of 33.84% and a negative return on equity of 10.44%. The company had revenue of $18.93 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $20.28 million. On average, analysts forecast that Arlington Asset Investment Corp will post $2.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 17.38%. Arlington Asset Investment Corp’s dividend payout ratio is presently -146.67%.

AI has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Singular Research initiated coverage on Arlington Asset Investment Corp in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.25 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Arlington Asset Investment Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target (down previously from $16.00) on shares of Arlington Asset Investment Corp in a research note on Monday, July 24th. ValuEngine lowered Arlington Asset Investment Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Arlington Asset Investment Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Arlington Asset Investment Corp has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.94.

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Arlington Asset Investment Corp Company Profile

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. is an investment company. The Company focuses on acquiring and holding a levered portfolio of residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS), consisting of agency MBS and private-label MBS. Agency MBS include residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a United States Government agency or government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).

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