SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

April 20, 2011 08:16 ET

Chimera and MFA Financial Remain Popular Dividend Plays

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Chimera & MFA Financial

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - High yielding REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) have been a popular investment in the stock market since the low interest rate environment set in two years ago. Several Diversified REITs earn their money on the spread between low-interest short-term borrowing and purchasing high-interest long-term securities. Given the current economic conditions, analysts argue that REITs' profits should remain stable. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides research reports on Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) and MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-CIM

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-MFA

REIT investments have some of the highest yields on Wall Street. As REITs, these companies are typically not taxed on their income but are required to pay out 90 percent of their taxable income in dividends -- making their dividend payouts more volatile. While high yielding dividend paying stocks are appealing, be forewarned that companies can cut, slash, or suspend dividends at any time, often without notice.

The Bedford Report releases regular market updates on REITs so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at www.bedfordreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.

Chimera Investment Corporation invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. Presently, Chimera pays an annual dividend of $0.56 for yield of about 14.30 percent.

MFA Financial presently pays an annual dividend of 94 cents for a yield of about 12.10 percent. MFA Financial said its net income fell to $59.5 million, or 21 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, down from $76.5 million, or 27 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

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