|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Annaly Capital Management, Inc.|
|Industry:||REIT - Diversified|
|Annaly Capital Management, Inc., is a Maryland corporation that commenced operations on February 18, 1997. The Company owns, manages, and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments, including mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations (or CMOs), Agency callable debentures, and other securities representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans. The Company’s business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders from the spread between the interest income on its Investment Securities and the costs of borrowing to finance its acquisition of Investment Securities and from dividends it receives from its subsidiaries. Its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer real estate, asset management and other financial services. The mortgage-backed securities that the Company acquires provide funds for mortgage loans made mainly to residential homeowners. Its securities generally represent interests in pools of mortgage loans made by savings and loan institutions, mortgage bankers, commercial banks and other mortgage lenders. These pools of mortgage loans are assembled for sale to investors by various government-related and private organizations. The Company’s main competitors are banks, savings and loans, life insurance companies, institutional investors such as mutual funds and pension funds, other lenders, government entities and certain other mortgage REITs.|
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