February 27, 2013 at 08:00 AM EST
What's Behind a Dividend - Research Report on Annaly Capital Management, Inc., Capstead Mortgage Corp., Chimera Investment Corporation, Hatteras Financial Corp and Newcastle Investment Corp.

NEW YORK, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY), Capstead Mortgage Corp. (NYSE: CMO), Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM), Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE: HTS) and Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Research Report

As the largest provider of public REIT financier of US residential mortgages, analysts and investors have confidence in Annaly to report commendable earnings amid the economic recovery. Investors who are looking for great returns rely on the high-yielding dividend of Annaly, which has been contributing to the industry's fourth consecutive stellar performance in the S&P 500 Index. Annaly recently announced its definitive agreement to acquire CreXus Investment Corp as part of its efforts to expand its portfolio and to achieve a scalable platform. The company already owns 12.4% or 9,527,778 of CreXus shares. Annaly is set to purchase 76,630,528 shares, which it does not already own for $13.00 per share. The Full Research Report on Annaly Capital Management, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/10fa_NLY]

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Capstead Mortgage Corp. Research Report

Mortgage REITs have been under pressure because of the Federal Reserve's move to boost economic growth. However, analysts and investors remain bullish about Capstead as the company continues to be on the green in recent sessions. Capstead's portfolio advantage remained at eight times long-term investment capital. The improving unemployment rate is expected to be the major catalyst for Capstead as it continues to increase shareholder value. Capstead had already repurchased $42 million worth of common shares through early January 2013. The Full Research Report on Capstead Mortgage Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/68eb_CMO]

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Chimera Investment Corporation Research Report

The housing industry's uptrend has been the bull case for Chimera as the company continues to focus on real estate lending. Record-low borrowing costs are expected to boost Chimera's earnings as the greater community continues to prefer owning their own homes rather than renting apartments or condos. Analysts and investors are looking forward to Chimera's succeeding earnings reports as the housing market continues to strengthen. US single-family home rose to its four-year high in January, and is expected to further improve during the second half of 2013. The Full Research Report on Chimera Investment Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0d77_CIM ]

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Hatteras Financial Corp Research Report

The investment strategy of Hatteras seems to be effective. The company has been successful at limiting credit risks, managing cash flows, and financing risks, mitigating fluctuations in securities and reducing the impact of changing interest rates. Investors seem to be satisfied with Hatteras as the company announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Hatteras' book value increased $1.11 per share for full-year 2012 and reached $28.19 per share at year-end during the fourth quarter. Investors are bullish on Hatteras as the company reported net return on average common equity of 12.96% for full-year 2012. The Full Research Report on Hatteras Financial Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/62ef_HTS]

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Newcastle Investment Corp. Research Report

The shares of Newcastle are up 23.8% year-to-date, and investors are still boosting the stock as the optimism for the housing market continues to become more solid. Newcastle's focus on residential and commercial real estate gives the company a leverage in terms of revenue growth as unemployment continues to ease. The improving economy is expected to be a gateway for Newcastle as more businesses continue to open this year. Analysts and investors remain bullish that Newcastle will report good results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 earnings on February 28, 2013 at 6:30 a.m. ET.

The Full Research Report on Newcastle Investment Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/34dc_NCT]

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