SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

October 28, 2011 08:16 ET

Better Earnings From Chimera and Annaly May Lead to Larger Dividends

Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Chimera Investment Corp & Annaly Capital Management

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - It is now the heart of earnings season and investors are feverishly following results from Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in hopes of signs of potential dividend increases. 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. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides equity research on Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) and Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.paragonreport.com/CIM

www.paragonreport.com/NLY

Several REITs are considered relatively risk free. Mortgage REITs earn their money on the spread between low-interest short-term borrowing and purchasing high-interest long-term securities. Mortgage REITs 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.

Hybrid mREITs are moderately riskier as they own mortgage backed securities (MBS) or any debt obligations which do not have an implicit guarantee of the US Federal Government.

The Paragon Report provide investors with an excellent first step in their due diligence by providing daily trading ideas, and consolidating the public information available on them. For more investment research on diversified REITs register with us free at www.paragonreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous stock reports and industry newsletters.

Currently Annaly Capital Management pays an annual dividend of $2.40 for a hefty yield of approximately 14.6 percent. Annaly manages assets on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide. The Company's principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to investors from its Investment Securities and from dividends it receives from its subsidiaries.

Chimera Investment Corporation pays an annual dividend of 52 cents for a yield of around 17.5 percent. The Company distributes dividends based on its current estimate of taxable earnings per common share, not GAAP earnings. Taxable and GAAP earnings will typically differ due to items such as differences in premium amortization, accretion of discounts, unrealized and realized gains and losses, credit loss recognition, and non-deductible general and administrative expenses.

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