Dividend Stocks: Pre-Market Analysis on ARMOUR Residential REIT, Two Harbors Investment, American Capital Agency, and New York Mortgage Trust PR Newswire LONDON, March 11, 2013 LONDON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It was yet another record high finish for the Dow Jones on Friday as equity markets continued to rally on the back of improving outlook for the U.S. economy. On Friday, stocks rallied as February jobs report released by the Labor Department showed that the U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in the month of February, while the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%. Apart from the labor market, the U.S. economy is also seeing a robust recovery in the housing market. The improvement in the housing market is expected to continue to benefit residential REITs such as ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO), American Capital Agency Corp. (NADAQ: AGNC) and New York Mortgage Trust Inc. (NASDAQ: NYMT). On Friday, residential REITs ended on a mixed note even as the broad market edged higher. StockCall has posted free technical research on ARR, TWO, AGNC, and NYMT which can be downloaded upon sign up at http://www.stockcall.com/signup Shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. ended flat in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.72 on volume of 6.80 million after trading between $6.73 and $6.75 throughout the day. ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. currently has a very high dividend yield. The current dividend yield stands at 14.29%. The company's payout ratio currently is 122%. ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. will pay a monthly dividend of $0.08 per share on March 27, 2013 to shareholders on record on March 15, 2013. Year-to-date, the REIT has gained 3.86% underperforming the broad market. Sign up and read the complimentary report on ARR at http://www.StockCall.com/ARR031113.pdf Shares of Two Harbors Investment Corp. edged higher in Friday's trading session, tracking gains in the broad market. The stock closed 0.77% higher at $13.10 on volume of 3.39 million. Year-to-date, Two Harbors Investment has now gained more than 18%, which makes it one of the top performing REITs. The company also has one of the highest dividend yields among REITs. The REITs current dividend yield is 16.79%. It has a payout ratio of 143%. For the fourth quarter of 2012, the REIT paid a dividend of $0.55 per share. The dividend was paid back in January this year. The free report on TWO can be downloaded by signing up now at http://www.StockCall.com/TWO031113.pdf Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. also edged higher in Friday's trading session, ending 0.81% higher at $32.47 on above average volume of 6.82 million. The REIT has outperformed the broad market this year, gaining more than 12%. The company currently has a very high dividend yield of 15.40%. The REIT currently has a payout ratio of 120%. Last week, American Capital Agency announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $1.25 per share for the first quarter of 2013, which will be payable on April 26, 2013. Free report on AGNC can be accessed by registering at http://www.StockCall.com/AGNC031113.pdf Shares of New York Mortgage Trust Inc. slipped in Friday's trading session. The stock closed 0.28% lower at $7.11 on volume of 724,448. The company currently has a dividend yield of 15.19%. The REIT has a payout ratio of 98%. Register with StockCall and download the research on NYMT for free at http://www.StockCall.com/NYMT031113.pdf About StockCall.com StockCall.com is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up today to talk to our financial analyst at http://www.stockcall.com SOURCE StockCall.com Contact: Contact Person: William T. Knight, Email: email@example.com , Contact Number: +1(646)396-9857 (9:00 am EST - 01:30 pm EST)
Dividend Stocks: Pre-Market Analysis on ARMOUR Residential REIT, Two Harbors Investment, American Capital Agency, and New York
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