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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ARMOUR Residential facts

Headquarters (founded) United States (2008)
Market Cap $1.3 billion
Industry Mortgage REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $60.4 million
Management Co-CEO/Chief Investment Officer Scott Ulm (since 2009)
Co-CEO/CFO Jeffrey Zimmer (since 2009)
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 6.6%
Dividend Yield 16.4%
Competitors Annaly Capital Management
Capstead Mortgage
MFA Financial

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 157 members who have rated ARMOUR Residential believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, josephpporter, tapped ARMOUR Residential as a particularly timely income opportunity: "[Mortgage REITs] seem to be where the action is, and where it will be until the Fed starts increasing interest rates (2014? Do I hear 2015??). And you can't beat 14%-16%+ dividend yields."

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