4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Chimera Investment

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT Chimera Investment (NYS: CIM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Chimera's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Chimera facts

Headquarters (founded)New York (2007)
Market Cap$2.9 billion
IndustryMortgage REITs
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$614.1 million
ManagementCEO Matthew Lambiase
CFO A. Alexandra Denahan
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity17.8%
Cash/Debt$9.8 million / $6.2 billion
Dividend Yield15.3%
CompetitorsAnnaly Capital Management
Capstead Mortgage
MFA Financial

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,214 members who have rated Chimera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just a couple of days ago, one of those Fools, nccurrie, tapped the stock as a particularly timely income opportunity: "[Ben Bernanke's] promise to keep interest rates low for another 2 years virtually guarantees [Chimera's] operations will continue at their current level, and they MUST distribute the majority of their profits. Plus, the great dividend yield makes it attractive to many conservative investors."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Annaly. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Annaly. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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