SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

September 08, 2011 08:16 ET

REIT Dividends Remain a Symbol of Stability

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

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - 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

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 Chimera Investment Corporation pays an annual dividend of 52 cents a share for a hefty yield of around 17.6 percent. Chimera invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. Over half of the company's portfolio is invested in non-agency MBS.

Annaly presently pays an annual dividend of $2.60 a share for a yield of around 14.9 percent. Last month the company reported GAAP net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, of $120.8 million or $0.14 per average share available to common shareholders as compared to GAAP net loss of $218.2 million or $0.40 per average share available to common shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

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