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Larry Summers May Have Saved Battered High-Dividend Mortgage REITs

It was no secret that Larry Summers, the former candidate to replace Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve, was no big fan of the current easy money policies. ...
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Sterne Agee Sees More Book Value Risks for High-Yield Dividend MBS REITs

The analyst team at Sterne Agee has updated its book value estimates for the high-yield mortgage-backed securities (MBS) real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. The move is based on rising ...
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Sterne Agee Lowers Mortgage REIT Dividends and Book Values: Annaly, PennyMac and Others

Sterne Agee has downgraded many targets on its mortgage REIT sector. Investors can find extremely high-yield dividends here, often north of 10%, but the risk versus reward often can be ...
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No Bears Hibernating in High Dividend Mortgage REITs

The recent rise in long-term interest rates is crushing the high dividend mortgage REIT sector, as investors are looking to pare down their exposure to riskier assets and assets that ...
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Bear Market in Bonds Could Crush Mortgage REITs and Their High-Yield Dividends

Rising interest rates on 10-year Treasuries suddenly may start competing against the high-dividend and high-yield stock sectors. The real question is which sectors will hold up and which ones will fall ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AEO, NLY, CMO, CHKP, CIT, DRYS, FSP, FTR, GPS, HTS, IVR, JBLU, MFA, NTAP, PANW, RSG, SDRL, TGI)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Friday. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) cut to Market Perform at ...
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QE3 May Pose At Least Some Dividend Risks To High-Yield Mortgage REITS (NLY, AGNC, CIM, MFA, STWD, IVR, HTS, CYS, ANH, MORT)

Ben Bernanke and the FOMC delivered today on the promise of quantitative easing to start buying mortgage-backed securities to the tune of $40 billion per month.  The measure would allow for ...
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New Mortgage REIT ETF Highlights Double-Digit Dividend Yields (MORT, NLY, AGNC, CIM, MFA, HTS)

Investors now have yet one more option to choose from when it comes to investing in mortgage REITs.  Van Eck Global has now launched the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ...
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U.S. Default Twist, Reward Overshadowed By Risk in Mortgage REITs (HTS, CMO, NLY, CIM, ANH, MFA, REM)

The world of Mortgage REITs offers massive yields for income investors.  There is a big caveat here.  It offers massive yields, until it doesn't... then you don't want to ...
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The Daily Dividend: 10% Dividend Yields From Mortgage REITs (NLY, CIM, ANH, MFA)

24/7 Wall Street is constantly on the lookout for dividend gains for investors.  While this is not due to any breaking news, there was a secondary offering this morning that ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ARG, AGNC, BRCM, CIM, CME, FSLR, HBAN, ICE, MNKD, MCD, MFA, MGI, NFLX, NTAP, ORCL, SNCR, VRTX)

These are some of this Monday's key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls. Airgas Inc. (NYSE: ARG) Raised to Overweight at Piper Jaffray. American Capital ...
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Dividend Surprise At MFA (MFA)

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA) is a surprise on the dividend front this morning. The company is a REIT that invests in mortgage-backed securities, and while that sounds as though ...
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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (ALU, CHS, LONG, IFX, JNPR, MAR, MFA, NSC, SNDA, VVUS)

These are ten of the analyst calls we are focusing on this Thursday morning:Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) Raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS) cut to Sell ...
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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (CN, CHU, DISH, FLR, IPCM, MDR, MFA, PLD, SKS, WRE)

These are not the only calls impacting stocks, but these are the top ten individual calls that 247WallSt.com is focusing on:China Netcom (NYSE: CN) downgraded to Neutral at Credit Suisse.China ...
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MFA Mortgage Ready To Go Vulture Investing In Mortgages (MFA, MFR, NLY, CIM, BX)

MFResidential Investments, Inc. submitted an IPO filing on Tuesday.  The total proposed maximum aggregate amount in securities is listed as $250,000,000 in securities, although this number is merely for filing ...
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