Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT PennyMac Mortgage Investment (NYSE: PMT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

PennyMac facts

Market Cap $562.4 million
Industry REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $111.7 million
Management Chairman/CEO Stanford Kurland
President/COO David Spector
Trailing-12 Month Return on Equity 14.9%
Cash/Debt $16.5 million / $812.4 million
Dividend Yield 11.9%
Competitors Annaly Capital Management
Capstead Mortgage
MFA Financial

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 58 members who have rated PennyMac believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, danablanca, tapped PennyMac as a solid income opportunity:

[C]ompany is run by experienced management. [B]uying loan pools for pennies on the dollar, modifying or selling at a high profit margin. [A]lso making money a servicing agent and in addition building its correspondent lending channels. [T]hey will become the "new and improved Countrywide" minus the mistakes. Great dividend while we wait for the money to roll in. 

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