4-Star Dividend Stocks Poised to Pop: ARMOUR Residential

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE: ARR  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ARMOUR Residential and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ARMOUR Residential facts

Headquarters (founded)

United States (2008)

Market Cap

$2.2 billion

Industry

Mortgage REIT

Management

Co-CEO/Chief Investment Officer Scott Ulm (since 2009)
Co-CEO/CFO Jeffrey Zimmer (since 2009)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

8.6%

Dividend Yield

17.4%

Competitors

Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY  )
Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO  )
MFA Financial  (NYSE: CMO  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 187 members who have rated ARMOUR Residential believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, badducky, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Interest rates remain low until 2014+? Well, REITs will continue to generate revenue. Even after the rise of interest, it will be a good time to cherry pick the top value REITs for long-term dividend plays (10+ years). I like a monthly dividend player, and this is one of the top players in the field, currently. Once the interest rate rises, though, it's anyone's guess what will happen to the field.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, ARMOUR Residential may not be your top choice.

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