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

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

Annaly facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1996)

Market Cap

$14.6 billion


Mortgage REITs

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Wellington Jamie Denahan-Norris (since 2012)
CFO Kathryn Fagan (since 1997)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 91% of the 2,573 members who have rated Annaly believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Truslunch, tapped Annaly as a particularly solid income opportunity:

Everyone is worried about an increase in rates and how it will reduce [Annaly's] margin, bring down the dividend, and the share price has reflected this. Nevermind doing the homework on the history of the company shows that a few years ago when rates were higher, margin was smaller ... and dividend yield was still in double digits. I'll take the reinvested dividends, which will offset the losses to share price and turn one dollar in to two dollars every 7 years or so.

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