SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

March 23, 2011 07:35 ET

REIT Investors Continue to See Big Payouts

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Annaly Capital & Cypress Sharpridge Investments

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - With the markets showing signs of volatility this month, investors are once again looking for safe havens. Dividend paying stocks traditionally get plenty of attention during hectic times in the market believing in the companies' security and real earnings power. Typically this is the case, but there are some risky exceptions. High yielding REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) must pay out 90 percent of their taxable income in dividends, meaning that making their dividend payouts will be more volatile. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides research reports on Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) and Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-03-NLY

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-03-CYS

Earlier this month, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed will leave interest rates unchanged "for an extended period" to provide liquidity to the economy. Companies such as Annaly 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 REIT's profits will remain stable.

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On Monday, Annaly Capital's board declared a first quarter 2011 common stock cash dividend of $0.62 per common share -- a two cent drop from the previous quarter.

Cypress Sharpridge is a specialty finance company that invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Ginnie Mae. Earlier this month, the company's board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.60 per share for a yield of around 19.20 percent.

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