Iron Mountain Incorporated is an interesting storage REIT alternative to classic residential or other commercial REITs. Rising non-cyclical revenues and an international, diversified customer base provide support for Iron Mountain's dividends.
Residential Investment Corp. has an outstanding earnings record since the company was spun off from Newcastle Investment Corporation last year.
Book value growth, a stable dividend, and core earnings covering dividend payments make Chimera Investment an interesting mortgage REIT investment for income investors.
Kimco Realty is a leading shopping center REIT with strong FFO growth and attractive dividend prospects.
American Capital Mortgage Investment Crp has a relatively short operating history, but might nonetheless be an interesting addition to income investment portfolios that can accommodate higher levels of risk.
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. makes an attractive value proposition based on its acquisitions-driven deposit growth, outstanding asset quality, and competitive efficiency ratio.
Hatteras Financial is a valid alternative to its larger mortgage REIT cousins Annaly and AGNC as it convinces investors with steady book value growth over the four quarters and with dividend payments that are covered by its core EPS.
Discover Financial Services has demonstrated great earnings momentum year over year driven by strong underlying loan growth. Cyclical tailwinds could provide even further earnings and valuation upside going forward.
Prudential Financial reported weak third-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates due to high investment losses driven by derivatives. However, investors should look at the big picture and realize that Prudential Financial has a promising earnings and profitability record.
Armour Residential may offer a high dividend yield, but investors need to look at the underlying record of value creation in order to determine whether they want to risk their capital with this mortgage REIT.
American Capital Agency might have experienced a small setback with third-quarter results, but its year-to-date book value growth record still makes it look compelling.
MetLife's third quarter results highlighted attractive growth from top to bottom line and justified a much higher valuation for MetLife. Rising interest rates could be the determining catalyst that drive MetLife's shares higher going forward.
Despite higher than expected catastrophe losses, Allstate managed to squeeze out an earnings beat, and continues to benefit from strong underlying insurance operations, while the company also finds enough cash to remunerate shareholders.
Despite a landmark mortgage settlement in the rear view mirror, a strong consumer and investment bank, and a reasonable valuation, investors were not willing to share their love. But that might very well change in the future.
Ares Capital is a reliable dividend payer with an excellent record of growing its investment portfolio, earnings, revenues, and dividends throughout the business cycle.
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Colony Financial is an attractive investment for investors looking for exposure to real estate debt and equity investments, want to protect themselves against rising interest rates, and desire recurring quarterly dividend income.
Two Harbors Investment is an interesting choice in the mortgage REIT sector for investors who seek capital gains as well as recurring income, but who also value a low-risk profile.
Hartford Financial Services' third-quarter earnings highlighted well-performing commercial insurance operations with solid momentum in core earnings, combined ratio improvements, and robust net investment income growth.
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