5 REITs with High Dividend Yields

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REITS or real estate investment funds generally yield high dividends and are reliable source of revenues since by law they have to distribute 90% of their taxable income to shareholders. Some of high yield funds are;

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Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE:ARR) – The fund seeks to invest in hybrid adjustable rate, adjustable rate and fixed rate residential mortgage backed securities issued or guaranteed by a U.S. Government-sponsored entity (GSE), such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (more commonly known as Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (more commonly known as Freddie Mac), or guaranteed by the Government National Mortgage Administration. It is one of the few REITs that deal with financing of properties rather than properties.

The Fund operates on profitability margin of nearly 90% with return on equity of 15.15%.The Forward annual dividend yield of the company is 13.20% and trailing annual yield of 17.50%. The company has paid monthly dividends of $.07 per month for the 1st quarter of 2013.

The stock is currently trading around $6 with P/E of 6.48 and EPS of $0.98.

Crexus Investment Corp. (NYSE:CXS) – CreXus Investment Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a commercial real estate company. It acquires, manages, and finances commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial real property, commercial mortgage-backed securities, other commercial real estate-related assets, and agency residential mortgage-backed securities.

The fund operates with profitability margin of 81.09% and operating margin of 74.32%. The forward annual dividend yield is 7.54% and trailing annual yield of 8.90%. This quarter the company has announced dividends of $0.25 per share.

The stock is currently trading around $13. In past 52 weeks the stock has changed 25.21%. The stock is trading at a P/E of 15.62 and EPS of 0.85.

Dynex Capital Inc. (NYSE:DX) – The Fund invests in various mortgage loans and securities, including single-family and commercial mortgage loans and manufactured housing loans; residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation; non-Agency mortgage-backed securities; and securitized mortgage loans, as well as unsecuritized single-family and commercial mortgage loans. The company finances its investments through a combination of repurchase agreements, securitization financing, and equity capital.

The fund operates on profit margin as well as operating margin of 85.32% respectively. The forward annual dividend yield is 10.61% and trailing dividend yield of 10.50%/.For the 1st quarter the company declared dividend of $0.29 per share.

The stock of the company is currently trading around $11.00 with P/E of 8.07 and EPS of $1.35. In last 52 weeks the stock has given the returns of 14.81%.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) – Two Harbors Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, and other financial assets. The company target assets include agency RMBS collateralized by fixed rate mortgage loans, adjustable rate mortgage loans, hybrid mortgage loans, or derivatives; and non-agency RMBS collateralized by prime mortgage loans, Alt-A mortgage loans, pay-option ARM mortgage loans, and subprime mortgage loans.

The REIT operates at a profit margin of 89.65% with operating margin of 84.39%.The forward annual dividend yield is 9.27% and trailing Annual Dividend yield of 9.50%. for the 1st quarter the fund announced dividends of $0.32. The company is all set with a new public offering of shares priced at $13.46 per share proceeds of which the company will use to make additional acquisitions of its target assets and other general corporate purposes.

The stock is currently trading around $13.50 with P/E of 12.41 and EPS of $1.11. In last 52 weeks the stock has given returns of 35.79%.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE:WMC)- The company primarily engages in investing in, financing, and managing agency residential mortgage-backed securities. It also invests in commercial mortgage-backed securities.
The company operates on a profit and operating margin of 90.05% respectively. The company’s Forward Annual Dividend Yield is 15.60% with Forward Annual Dividend Rate of 3.60. In 2012 the company had declared dividends in tune of $1.54 per share.

The stock of the company is currently trading around $22.50 with P/E of 4.58 and EPS of $5.02. In last 52 weeks the company has moved in the range of $24.72 to $17.36.

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