Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO) Jumps 0.91% In Recent Trading, What’s New?

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The trading price of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) closed higher on Tuesday, October 12, closing at $6.65, 0.91% higher than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $6.58 and $6.655. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 4.21, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.82. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $8.15 and a 52-week low of $4.88. Over the past month, the stock has gained 2.15% in value.

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Two Harbors Investment Corp., whose market valuation is $2.08 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 02, 2021 – Nov 08, 2021. The dividend yield on the company stock is 10.23%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.68. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.2 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0.76 for 2021 and $0.83 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -1.30% this year and 9.20% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $29.44 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $8.2 million and highs of $62.2 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely down by -51.90% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2021 is $112.92 million. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -53.70% over what it did in 2021.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Two Harbors Investment Corp. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest TWO has a Hold on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Sell.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned TWO a recommendation rating is 7. Out of them, 5 rate it a Hold, while 2 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) as Underweight, while 0 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that TWO’s price is currently 2.03% off the SMA20 and 2.64% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 57.57, and weekly volatility stands at 1.39%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 1.65%. Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.81, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.12. With analysts defining $6.25-$7.50 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $6.71 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 6.02% off the estimated low and -12.78% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if TWO’s share price rises to $6.63, which is the median consensus price. At that level, TWO’s share price would be 0.3% above current price.

To see how Two Harbors Investment Corp. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: TWO stock’s performance was 0.91% in the latest trading, and 24.07% in the past year, while Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM) has traded 0.72% on the day and positioned 76.06% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR) saw its stock close 1.25% higher in the most recent trading session but was up 14.89% in a year. Furthermore, Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) showed an increase of 0.47% on the day while its price kept inclining at 16.74% over the past year. Two Harbors Investment Corp. has a P/E ratio of 4.21, compared to Chimera Investment Corporation’s 5.29 and Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.’s 4.68. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.24%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.34% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) indicates that the 3-month average is 4.90 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 2.44 million.

Currently, records show that 273.72 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.60% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 64.50%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Jul 14, 2021, stood at 25.93 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 1.74 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 8.27% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in July were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 15.46 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 4.40% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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