SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

October 12, 2010 09:08 ET

Analyst Study on MFA Financial Inc. and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation - A Summary of the Diversified REITs Health Status

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) - brings investors market knowledge on the aspects moving the REIT - diversified stocks, and offers complete analytical research on companies like MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE: MFA) and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH). Register with today to gain full access to our complimentary research on these REIT - diversified stocks.

Real Estate Investment Trusts have been outperforming the economy lately as investors look to physical investments on worries of government stimulus induced inflation. REITs in general managed to grow their values 12.5% during the third quarter, much more than U.S. Treasury and corporate bonds. Occupancy is supposed to increase as the economy recovers, further strengthening the sector. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on REIT - diversified industry; traders looking for analysis on MFA Financial Inc., Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

Apartment REITs have benefited throughout the downturn as many struggling homeowners regressed back into renters due to high levels of unemployment. Increased demand for apartments allowed the sector a large margin of pricing power even when most other sectors had to cut rental rates. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the REIT - diversified industry.

Hotel REITs were one segment of the REIT sector that has struggled the most during the downturn. This segment felt increased exposure to the downturn as much of their client's income stems from discretionary consumer spending. The hotel segment should see some benefit as the economy turns around and business travel resumes at pre-recession levels. 

Healthcare REITs found themselves protected from the recession because of Medicare and Medicaid. Also, the long-term nature of hospital and other healthcare property leases has helped maintain a steady income for companies in the healthcare REIT segment.

With the earnings season for the Q3 2010 already rolling, dates to remember for some players in the space are November 2nd and 3rd when MFA Financial Inc. and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation will release their respectively financial readings. Investors can register today at or to download the full report on MFA Financial Inc. and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation.

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