5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: CYS Investments

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT CYS Investments (NYS: CYS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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


Market Cap

$2.3 billion


Mortgage REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$183.3 million


Chairman/CEO Kevin Grant
CFO Frances Spark

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$57.7 million / $9.9 billion

Dividend Yield



Annaly Capital Management
Capstead Mortgage
MFA Financial

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 203 members who have rated CYS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this year, one of those bulls, goldengems, tapped CYS as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Fed assurance regarding interest rates to 2014 means CYS cost of borrowing will remain low, protecting the outsize dividends produced from its [residential mortgage-backed securities] portfolio. Should many of the underlying home loans be refinanced at lower rates, the dividend would fall. There are few places where you can pick up shares for $13 and change, and look forward to a $2 annual dividend.

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