SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

September 08, 2011 08:16 ET

American Capital Agency and CYS Investments Maintain Strong Dividends

Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on American Capital Agency & CYS Investments

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - The Paragon Report examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides equity research on American Capital Agency Corporation (NASDAQ: AGNC) and CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

To be classified as a REIT, a company must distribute at least 90 percent of its taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends. While this makes paying its dividend more volatile, given the current economic conditions, REITs remain appealing.

Most Mortgage REITs have portfolios made up principally of mortgages insured by the federal agencies Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. They typically borrow at low rates and lend in the mortgage markets at higher rates, usually by buying mortgage-backed securities. By purchasing bonds guaranteed by the government, analysts argue these companies take on no risk of default, with the principle concern being an interest rate risk. The good news for REIT investors is that last month the Federal Open Market Committee announced that they would keep interest rates near zero through mid-2013

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Presently American Capital Agency pays an annual dividend of $5.60 per share for a massive yield of around 20.2 percent. The company reported net income for the second quarter of 2011 of $177.8 million, or $1.36 per share. Taxable income for the second quarter was $1.56 per share, or $0.20 higher than GAAP net income per share for the quarter.

CYS Investments pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share for a hefty yield of around 18.9 percent. has not been compensated by any of the above-mentioned publicly traded companies. Paragon Report is compensated by other third party organizations for advertising services. We act as an independent research portal and are aware that all investment entails inherent risks. Please view the full disclaimer at