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

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

MTGE facts

Headquarters (founded)

Bethesda, Md. (2011)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion


Mortgage REITs

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$222.4 million


Chairman / CEO Malon Wilkus
President / Chief Investment Officer Gary Kain

Trailing-12-Month Normalized Net Income Margin


Cash / Debt

$1.9 billion / $7.8 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 98% of the 89 members who have rated MTGE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star fearandgreed2005, tapped MTGE as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Stock already beaten down in anticipation of rising interest rates. Huge [dividend yield] of 17% and capital appreciation after rates stabilize will cause stock to outperform. Rising long term rates and low short term rates will be positive for earnings. Solid management team will be able to steer the company through the present short-term turmoil.

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