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Ellington Financial (EFC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.06 (-0.50%)
(As of 10:45 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
172,767 shs
Average Volume
1.03 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.02 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Ellington Financial MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
16.2% Upside
$13.95 Price Target
Short Interest
5.80% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.46 to $1.70 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.00 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

489th out of 854 stocks

Real Estate Industry

9th out of 26 stocks

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About Ellington Financial Stock (NYSE:EFC)

Ellington Financial Inc., through its subsidiary, Ellington Financial Operating Partnership LLC, acquires and manages mortgage-related, consumer-related, corporate-related, and other financial assets in the United States. The company acquires and manages residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) backed by prime jumbo, Alt-A, manufactured housing, and subprime mortgage; RMBS for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by the U.S. government agency or the U.S. government-sponsored entity; residential mortgage loans; commercial mortgage-backed securities; and commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt. It also provides collateralized loan obligations; mortgage-related and non-mortgage-related derivatives; corporate debt and equity securities; corporate loans; and other strategic investments; and consumer loans and asset-backed securities backed by consumer and commercial assets. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it intends to distribute at least 90% of its taxable income as dividends to shareholders. Ellington Financial LLC was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 5/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Ex-Dividend for 6/25 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Real estate
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
6 Analysts


Net Income
$84.81 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$107.72 million
Cash Flow
$1.69 per share
Book Value
$14.08 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$1.02 billion
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Key Executives

  • Mr. J. R. Herlihy (Age 42)
    CFO & Treasurer
    Comp: $741.26k
  • Mr. Christopher M. Smernoff (Age 46)
    Chief Accounting Officer
    Comp: $477.01k
  • Mr. Laurence Eric Penn (Age 62)
    CEO, President & Director
  • Mr. Mark Ira Tecotzky (Age 62)
    Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • Mr. Michael William Vranos (Age 62)
    Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • Mr. Daniel Reuven Margolis (Age 51)
    General Counsel
  • Mr. Vincent Ambrico
  • Mr. Alaael-Deen Shilleh
    Associate General Counsel & Secretary

EFC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ellington Financial stock right now?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ellington Financial in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" EFC shares.
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What is Ellington Financial's stock price target for 2024?

6 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Ellington Financial's stock. Their EFC share price targets range from $13.25 to $15.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $13.95 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have EFC shares performed in 2024?

Ellington Financial's stock was trading at $12.71 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, EFC shares have decreased by 5.5% and is now trading at $12.01.
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Are investors shorting Ellington Financial?

Ellington Financial saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 4,930,000 shares, an increase of 29.4% from the April 15th total of 3,810,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,030,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.8 days.
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When is Ellington Financial's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, August 5th 2024.
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How were Ellington Financial's earnings last quarter?

Ellington Financial Inc. (NYSE:EFC) released its earnings results on Monday, February, 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.01. The financial services provider had revenue of $27.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.77 million. Ellington Financial had a net margin of 66.65% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.51%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 EPS.

How often does Ellington Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ellington Financial?

Ellington Financial announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Tuesday, June 25th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st.
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Is Ellington Financial a good dividend stock?

Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 12.95%. EFC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 243.75%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, EFC will have a dividend payout ratio of 91.76% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What other stocks do shareholders of Ellington Financial own?
Who are Ellington Financial's major shareholders?

Ellington Financial's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.74%), Easterly Investment Partners LLC (2.32%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (0.78%), Van ECK Associates Corp (0.67%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.48%) and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.29%).
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How do I buy shares of Ellington Financial?

Shares of EFC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:EFC) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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