NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/12 -- Mortgage REITs have outperformed the market in 2012 as investors continue to flock towards their large dividends. Presently the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) -- with holdings such as American Capital Agency Corporation and Chimera Investment Corp -- is up more than ten percent year to date. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides investment research on Invesco Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE: IVR) and Hatteras Financial Corporation (NYSE: HTS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:
A recent report from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) REITs are currently attractive relative to the fixed income markets, given the sector's above-average dividend growth outlook. The firm expects 10 percent annual dividend growth per year for the next few years, Barron's reports.
According to Nomura Securities analyst, Bill Carcache, effective prepayment risk management helps agency mortgage REITs generate higher returns "by being able to run at higher leverage without compromising their equity cushion and minimize spread compression."
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Hatteras Financial Corp. invests in adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate single-family residential mortgage pass-through securities guaranteed or issued by the United States Government agency, or by the United States Government-sponsored entity. The company presently pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share for a yield of around 12.8 percent.
Invesco Mortgage Capital operates as a mortgage real estate investment trust. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. It presently pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share for a hefty yield of around 14.6 percent.
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