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Stocks with high dividend yields are particularly appealing for long term buy & hold, because the cash payout by itself provides a good margin of safety for the investment. What's more appealing is if insiders also start to buy shares. Insiders, especially executives and directors of companies tend to know their company very well.

Given the combination of good dividend payout (at least 3%), good growth in revenue and profits (at least 10%), and possibly with recent insider purchases, these companies can be attractive for active long term investors.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - residential. It has a market cap of $10080.00 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 16.20%. Given that its price is only 1.03% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like American Capital Agency's operating margin of 93.39%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. The verdict: I would put this company on my watch list.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - diversified. It has a market cap of $331.59 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 10.10%. Given that its price is only 3.07% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's operating margin of 73.28%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Recently, the stock is not traded actively. What to do: The company looks appealing.

Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ:CIMT) is a technology company, specifically in the industry of technical & system software. It has a market cap of $38.73 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 10.40%. Its stock price is about 11.30% below its 52-week high, usually a positive technical indicator on the company. Recently, the stock is not traded actively. What to do: This stock is OK for your watch list, but not particularly appealing based on its overall financial records.

Capstead Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:CMO) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - diversified. It has a market cap of $1290.00 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 12.80%. Given that its price is only 2.66% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Capstead Mortgage's operating margin of 91.05%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Thinning trading volume suggests that trading interest in the company is waning. In conclusion: The company looks appealing.

Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:CPLP) is a services company, specifically in the industry of shipping. It has a market cap of $480.02 million. The dividend is generous at 12.10%. Capital Product Partners L.P. has a very healthy operating margin of 27.92%. Thinning trading volume suggests that trading interest in the company is waning. To conclude: The company appears attractive.

Crexus Investment Corp. (NYSE:CXS) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - diversified. It has a market cap of $786.89 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 11.40%. Given that its price is only 10.70% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Crexus Investment's operating margin of 86.34%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. The verdict: This is a relatively safe play.

DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT) is a services company, specifically in the industry of shipping. It has a market cap of $41.65 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 28.70%. Its price is near the bottom, at around 8.33% off its 52-week low. Based on its PEG ratio of 0.56, the stock appears undervalued. I like DHT Holdings' operating margin of 24.49%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. My thoughts: This is a relatively safe play.

Dynex Capital Inc. (NYSE:DX) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of mortgage investment. It has a market cap of $532.03 million. The dividend is generous at 11.20%. Given that its price is only 1.90% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Dynex Capital's operating margin of 83.69%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Thinning trading volume suggests that trading interest in the company is waning. In summary: I like what I see.

Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP) is a basic materials company, specifically in the industry of oil & gas equipment & services. It has a market cap of $793.30 million. The dividend is generous at 10.40%. Its price is only around 7.26% off its 52-week low. While the stock appears it might have bottomed. Investors should proceed with caution. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. To summarize: I would watch this stock with caution.

Giant Interactive Group, Inc. (NYSE:GA) is a services company, specifically in the industry of business services. It has a market cap of $1180.00 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 67.30%. I like this company with an undervalued stock, reflected in a low PEG ratio. I like Giant Interactive Group's operating margin of 60.43%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The recent trading volume is below average. In summary: I like what I see.

Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (NYSE:GNI) is a basic materials company, specifically in the industry of steel & iron. It has a market cap of $120.15 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 19.60%. I like Great Northern Iron Ore Properties' operating margin of 86.57%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. To summarize: The company looks appealing.

Hatteras Financial Corp (NYSE:HTS) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - residential. It has a market cap of $2870.00 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 13.10%. Given that its price is only 0.44% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Hatteras Financial's operating margin of 93.51%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. What to do: This is a relatively safe play.

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE:IVR) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of mortgage investment. It has a market cap of $2140.00 million. The dividend is generous at 11.50%. An additional piece of positive news is that Invesco Mortgage Capital has 2 insiders who purchased a total of 2,000 shares at the total value of $35329 during the past three months. Multiple insider purchase occasions are usually a positive sign. Given that its price is only 16.18% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Invesco Mortgage Capital's operating margin of 90.05%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The recent trading volume is below average. The conclusion: I like what I see.

MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) is a basic materials company, specifically in the industry of oil & gas drilling & exploration. It has a market cap of $379.16 million. The dividend is generous at 11.70%. Its price is only around 5.34% off its 52-week low. While the stock appears it might have bottomed. Investors should proceed with caution. I like MV Oil Trust's operating margin of 97.78%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Recently, the stock is not traded actively. The verdict: This is a relatively safe play.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - diversified. It has a market cap of $16480.00 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 14.00%. Given that its price is only 10.01% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Annaly Capital Management's operating margin of 70.59%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Recently, the stock is not traded actively. The verdict: I would watch this stock with caution.

New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) is a conglomerates company, specifically in the industry of conglomerates. It has a market cap of $146.98 million. This company pays a handsome dividend of 10.90%. An additional piece of positive news is that New Mountain Finance has 2 insiders who purchased a total of 4,261 shares at the total value of $56,686 during the past three months. Multiple insider purchase occasions are usually a positive sign. Given that its price is only 4.91% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like New Mountain Finance's operating margin of 73.11%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The trading volume has been consolidating recently. What to do: I like what I see.

New York Mortgage Trust Inc. (NASDAQ:NYMT) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - residential. It has a market cap of $96.67 million. The dividend is generous at 12.40%. Given that its price is only 14.54% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like New York Mortgage Trust's operating margin of 55.43%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Thinning trading volume suggests that trading interest in the company is waning. In conclusion: The company looks appealing.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - residential. It has a market cap of $593.18 million. The dividend is generous at 10.10%. Its stock price is about 7.93% below its 52-week high, usually a positive technical indicator on the company. I like PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust's operating margin of 72.23%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. To conclude: The company appears attractive.

Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of asset management. It has a market cap of $1390.00 million. The dividend is generous at 10.10%. Given that its price is only 0.79% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Prospect Capital's operating margin of 68.62%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. My thoughts: The company appears attractive.

Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE:RSO) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - retail. It has a market cap of $451.85 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 17.40%. An additional piece of positive news is that Resource Capital has 4 insiders who purchased a total of 29,784 shares at the total value of $699,922 during the past three months. Multiple insider purchase occasions are usually a positive sign. Its stock price is about 18.44% below its 52-week high, usually a positive technical indicator on the company. I like Resource Capital's operating margin of 60.46%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The trading volume has been consolidating recently. What to do: The company looks appealing.

TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TICC) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of asset management. It has a market cap of $356.02 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 11.10%. Given that its price is only 11.46% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like TICC Capital's operating margin of 79.10%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The recent trading volume is below average. In summary: It doesn't appear to be at a point of entry yet. Watch.

Torch Energy Royalty Trust (NYSE:TRU) is a basic materials company, specifically in the industry of oil & gas equipment & services. It has a market cap of $13.85 million. The dividend is generous at 10.60%. Its price is near the bottom, at around 7.33% off its 52-week low. I like Torch Energy Royalty Trust's operating margin of 62.27%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. In conclusion: The company appears attractive.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of REIT - residential. It has a market cap of $2280.00 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 15.20%. An additional piece of positive news is that Two Harbors Investment has 5 insiders who purchased a total of 33,300 shares at the total value of $337,055 during the past three months. Multiple insider purchase occasions are usually a positive sign. Given that its price is only 3.89% lower than its 52-week high, the overall market sentiment appears positive. I like Two Harbors Investment's operating margin of 82.49%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Recently, the stock is not traded actively. The verdict: The company appears attractive.

CVR Partners, LP (NYSE:UAN) is a basic materials company, specifically in the industry of agricultural chemicals. It has a market cap of $1470.00 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 10.20%. Its price is only around 7.93% off its 52-week low. While the stock appears it might have bottomed. Investors should proceed with caution. I like CVR Partners' operating margin of 46.26%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The trading volume has been consolidating recently. The final words: This is a relatively safe play.

Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) is a technology company, specifically in the industry of telecom services - domestic. It has a market cap of $5570.00 million. This company pays out a nice dividend of 10.60%. An additional piece of positive news is that Windstream has 4 insiders who purchased a total of 73,606 shares at the total value of $681,011 during the past three months. Multiple insider purchase occasions are usually a positive sign. Its price is only around 5.22% off its 52-week low. While the stock appears it might have bottomed. Investors should proceed with caution. I like Windstream's operating margin of 21.09%, a good sign for the company's financial health. The trading volume has been consolidating recently. What to do: I like what I see.

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