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Continued from 35 Top Yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts, Part 1: Residential REITs

Below is a list of the five top yielding Diversified REITs, sorted by dividend yield:

1. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE) offers a 17.20% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The most recent ex-dividend date, the date on which an investor must own the stock to qualify for the dividend, was on December 20th, 2011. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared but will likely be in mid-March of next year.

The company, which IPO-ed in August of this year, holds a current market cap of $185.59 million and is trading at $18.54, 2.11% below its 52-week high and 28.44% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at three strong buys, zero buys, zero holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $20.25.

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2. Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM) offers a 16.06% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 27th, 2011. As investors must currently own the stock to qualify for this dividend, it is worth mentioning that next year's first quarter ex-dividend date has not yet been declared but will likely be in late March.

The company holds a current market cap of $2.81 billion and is trading at $2.74, 29.14% below its 52-week high and 15.13% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at two strong buys, zero buys, six holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $2.84.

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3. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) offers a 14.17% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 27th, 2011. As investors must currently own the stock to qualify for this dividend, it is worth mentioning that next year's first quarter ex-dividend date has not yet been declared but will likely be in late March.

The company holds a current market cap of $16.43 billion and is trading at $16.94, 5.56% below its 52-week high and 24.89% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at ten strong buys, zero buys, seven holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $17.45.

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4. MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) offers a 13.95% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $2.55 billion and is trading at $7.17, 8.48% below its 52-week high and 19.26% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at six strong buys, two buys, three holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $7.64.

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5. Capstead Mortgage Corp. (CMO) offers a 13.20% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $1.11 billion and is trading at $13.03, 1.34% below its 52-week high and 30.30% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at four strong buys, two buys, three holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $13.23.

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Continued with Part 3: Retail REITs

Source: 35 Top Yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts, Part 2: Diversified REITs