Inflation Still Highest in 40 Years: 7 Hot Stocks That Yield Up to 13% Help Investors Fight Back

Annaly Capital Management

This stock is trading well under $10, which gives aggressive investors a chance to really load up on the shares. Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY), a diversified capital manager, engages in mortgage finance and corporate middle market lending.

The company invests in agency mortgage-backed securities, mortgage-servicing rights, agency commercial mortgage-backed securities, non-agency residential mortgage assets, residential mortgage loans, credit risk transfer securities, corporate debts and other commercial real estate investments. It has elected to be taxed as a REIT.

The company posted massive second-quarter earnings and revenue results that beat analyst expectations. Trading at a tiny 2.6 times earnings, it offers aggressive investors a huge opportunity.

Shareholders receive a 12.90% dividend. Barclays has set a $7 target price. The consensus target for Annaly Capital Management stock is $6.54, and shares closed on Monday at $6.79.

Broadmark Realty

Similar to a mortgage REIT, this top company is an investor in what is known as deed of trust loans. Broadmark Realty Capital Inc. (NYSE: BRMK) engages in the underwriting, funding, servicing and managing a portfolio of short-term and first deed of trust loans to fund the construction, development and investment in residential or commercial properties in the United States.

The company also provides short-term and first deed of trust loans secured by real estate to fund the construction and development and investment in residential or commercial properties. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT. As a result, it is not subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders.

Investors receive a 12.43% distribution. The $9 B. Riley Securities target price is higher than the $8.17 consensus target and Monday’s $7.00 close.

GreenTree Hospitality

This very off-the-radar Chinese stock is risky, but it offers aggressive income investors a very interesting play, especially if tensions with China cool off. Greentree Hospitality Group Ltd. (NYSE: GHG) develops leased-and-operated and franchised-and-managed hotels under the GreenTree brand in the People’s Republic of China.

As of December 31, 2021, it operated 66 leased-and-operated hotels with 7,064 rooms. It also had franchised-and-managed hotels network consisting of 4,593 hotels with 330,089 rooms covering 367 cities in China, as well as an additional 1,225 hotels with 91,887 rooms that were contracted for or under development.

Top Wall Street analysts feel that the company expects profit to more than double over the next couple of years, and the future seems bright for GreenTree Hospitality. With higher cash flow expected for the stock, that positive metric should push into a higher share valuation.

The dividend yield is 13.68%. The BofA Securities price target is $9.20. The stock has traded as high as $9.49 in the past year but closed most recently at $3.97 after retreating over 4% on the day.

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