Mortgage REITs higher after Annaly results

|By:, SA News Editor

A check of the mREIT sector (REM +0.8%) following better-than-expected Q4 results from Annaly finds about all the individual names in the green.

Like many earlier reporters, Annaly experienced a pleasing drop in prepayments during Q4, leading to a widening net interest margin.

American Capital Agency (AGNC +0.8%), Armour Residential (ARR +0.9%), CYS Investments (CYS +0.6%), Hatteras Financial (HTS +0.9%), Dynex (DX +1.1%)


Annaly's earnings call begins shortly. The stock is up 3.5% in early action.