Republic Services (RSG): Another Waste Hauler

The following analysis can be compared to the Waste Management analysis posted earlier this morning.  It comes as no surprise that sales grow at a slow rate.  It is the nature of the business.  After all, there are only so many houses and businesses requiring trash hauling.

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Annaly Capital Management (NLY): Little to Offer Except High Dividend

What does Annaly Capital Management (NLY) have to offer other than a high yield of 12%?  Sales, profits, and earnings are erratic making it difficult to perform any sort of useful analysis.  Check the screenshots below.

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Page 1:  Looking at the graphs one would think they are at Six Flags amusement park.  While it is difficult to make any sort of projections, I stayed in single digits with a 3% sales growth and 2.5% earnings increase.  Those are nothing more than guesses as the history of NLY makes future projections nearly impossible.

Page 2:  Section 2 (Quality Analysis) is clearly telling investors to flee this stocks.  Elimination of several outliers did little to bring the trends into the Even or Up level.  Based on the available data, there is no upside to this company and the signal is Sell.  One might hold on until the next dividend is paid and then release this stock.

Disclaimer:  NLY is held in several ITA portfolios.