Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT CYS Investments
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CYS' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Market Cap||$2.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$183.3 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Kevin Grant
CFO Frances Spark
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||21.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$57.7 million / $9.9 billion|
Annaly Capital Management
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 203 members who have rated CYS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Fed assurance regarding interest rates to 2014 means CYS cost of borrowing will remain low, protecting the outsize dividends produced from its [residential mortgage-backed securities] portfolio. Should many of the underlying home loans be refinanced at lower rates, the dividend would fall. There are few places where you can pick up shares for $13 and change, and look forward to a $2 annual dividend.
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