TWO stock: buy or sell?

TWO stock price: $13.44 1.20% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019

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Two Harbors Investments shares grew 1.20% to $13.44 today.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights, commercial real estate assets, and other financial assets in the United States.

Should I buy TWO stock?

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Currently, Two Harbors Investments stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Two Harbors Investments stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we detected 4 ratings published for TWO stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for TWO stock, with 3 positive ratings.
Is TWO a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-8Maxim Groupn/aBuy
2019-7-24JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aOverweight
2019-3-27Nomuran/aNeutral
2019-2-7Maxim Groupn/aBuy

TWO stock analysis

Daily outlook

Two Harbors Investments shares grew 1.20% to $13.44 today.

Two Harbors Investments shares grew 1.20% to $13.44 today. In the last 40 days when TWO stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $0.56 (4.35%). Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up today, TWO price climbed $0.16 per share (1.20%).

TWO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Two Harbors Investments raised a slightly fine 1.20% this week.

Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early July, TWO climbed $0.67 (5.25%).

TWO stock chart (weekly)

TWO stock price history

TWO stock went public on October 30th, 2009 with a price of $4.391. Since then, TWO stock grew a 206.20%, with a yearly average of 22.90%. If you had invested right after TWO's IPO a $1,000 in TWO stock in 2009, it would worth $2,062.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

TWO stock historical price chart

TWO stock reached 52-week highs on September at $14.05, and all-time highs 2018-07-09 with a price of 14.21.

TWO stock price target is $14.50

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We detected 3 price targets for TWO stock published in the last 30 days:
TWO stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-8Maxim GroupReiteratesn/a$15.00-
2019-7-24JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lowers Target$14.50$13.50-6.9%
2019-2-7Maxim GroupReiteratesn/a$15.00-
(in average)$14.50$14.500.0%
Moving in a range from $15.00 and $13.50, the price prediction for Two Harbors Investments stock is $14.50. In average, analysts' outlook on TWO price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Two Harbors Investments presented tiny results for 2018-Q4 on February. Two Harbors Investments inched Earnings per Share (EPS) by 4.30%, beating analysts consensus of $0.47. Two Harbors Investments posted $0.49.
TWO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q4-n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-080.470.482.1%
2018-Q22018-08-070.480.5310.4%
2018-Q32018-11-060.480.480.0%
2018-Q42019-02-060.470.494.3%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Two Harbors Investments annual turnover plummed a bloodcurdling -52.63% to $152.42 million dollars from $321.78 marked in 2017. In the same way, its income margin (compared to sales) plunged to -29.06%, that is $-44.29 million.

TWO annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$500 M-$575 M114.9%-
2014$136 M-72.87%$167 M123.1%-70.93%
2015$571 M320.42%$492 M86.3%194.49%
2016$444 M-22.16%$353 M79.5%-28.23%
2017$322 M-27.55%$349 M108.3%-1.33%
2018$152 M-52.63%$-44.29 M-29.1%-112.71%

Quarterly financial results

Two Harbors Investments reported $-532.25 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -388.61% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-554.54 million with a profit margin of 104.19%. Profit margin rocketed a 84.70% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 19.49%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Two Harbors Investments sales marked a hair-raising decrease and collapsed a -402.89%.
TWO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$203 M-$71.99 M35.5%-
2017-Q2$223 M10.10%$8.62 M3.9%-88.03%
2017-Q3$108 M-51.75%$102.06 M94.6%1,084.04%
2017-Q4$176 M62.95%$165.90 M94.4%62.55%
2018-Q1$352 M100.33%$334.81 M95.1%101.81%
2018-Q2$148 M-57.89%$139.49 M94.1%-58.34%
2018-Q3$184 M24.42%$35.95 M19.5%-74.23%
2018-Q4$-532 M-388.61%$-554.54 M104.2%-1,642.69%

Two Harbors Investments ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Two Harbors Investments shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.95% of all shares.

In case of Two Harbors Investments stock, 58.23% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for TWO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Two Harbors Investments:

TWOANHCIMDXIVR
Market cap$0.0 M$347.6 M$3.7 B$840.0 M$1.8 B
Total shares0.0 M98.8 M187.2 M56.0 M111.6 M
Float shares270.4 M90.1 M185.7 M23.8 M128.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)58.2%54.1%51.6%46.0%60.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.9%1.9%1.1%3.3%0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

TWO summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Open$13.35
Close$13.44
Day range$13.25 - $13.46
Previous close$13.28
Session gain1.20%
Average true range$0.26
50d mov avg$12.90
100d mov avg$12.89
200d mov avg$12.93
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Two Harbors Investments performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Two Harbors Investments, the benchmark is made against Anworth Mortgage Asset, Chimera Investment, Dynex Capital, INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL and Annaly Capital Management.
Stock3m6m12m
TWOTwo Harbors Inves...7.43%3.23%-2.11%
ANHAnworth Mortgage ...-12.00%-15.59%-17.76%
CIMChimera Investmen...7.18%12.18%16.63%
DXDynex Capital-11.97%-15.01%-17.67%
IVRINVESCO MORTGAGE ...1.09%4.92%12.62%
NLYAnnaly Capital Ma...0.67%-5.85%-4.55%

Two Harbors Investments competitors

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