Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT Chimera Investment (NYSE: CIM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Chimera facts

Headquarters (Founded) New York (2007)
Market Cap $3.77 billion
Industry Mortgage REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $515.66 million

CEO Matthew Lambiase

CFO A. Alexandra Denahan

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 18.5%
Cash/Debt $11.95 million / $3.87 billion
Dividend Yield 15.9%

Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO)

MFA Financial (NYSE: MFA)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 849 members who have rated Chimera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include InvestinMI and iversonj88.

Late last year, InvestinMI highlighted Chimera as a juicy income opportunity: "Great growth play with a huge yield that can't be overlooked."

In fact, Chimera currently boasts a whopping dividend yield of 15.9%, higher than that of several other mortgage-backed security managers like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY) (14.3%), Capstead (11.8%), MFA (11.4%), and Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) (6.5%).

CAPS member iversonj88 expands on the outperform case:

Everyone loves this stock. Its brave, but smart, and has excellent support as a spin off of long time, successful player, Annaly. The dividend is monstrous on this, and as long as the rates hold where they are, all statistics are pointing toward increasing stability and profits in this sector. REITs are the best thing out there right now, and this one offers exceptional rewards and their business represents perfect timing in a down market.

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