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Why AG Mortgage Is Poised to Outperform

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:21PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in these five stars.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT AG Mortgage Investment Trust (MITT 1.29%) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

AG Mortgage facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (2011)

Market Cap

$686.5 million

Industry

Mortgage REITs

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$148.9 million

Management

CEO David Roberts
CFO Frank Stadelmaier

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

27%

Cash / Debt

$193.8 million / $4.0 billion

Dividend Yield

12.6%

Competitors

Annaly Capital Management
Capstead Mortgage 
MFA Financial 

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

On CAPS, all 50 of the members who have rated AG Mortgage believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, Trololololo, tapped AG Mortgage as a particularly tasty income selection: "This company appears to offer solid opportunity for the dividend investor. With housing strengthening, and solid financials plus a 12.90% dividend, this REIT looks enticing in the next several years."

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