Mortgage REITs in the green as averages dive

|By:, SA News Editor

Ports in a storm on a tough day for the major averages (S&P 500 -1.4%), the mREIT sector is mostly in the green, with sector giants Annaly (NLY +1.1%) and American Capital (AGNC +1.1%) leading the way.

The 10-year Treasury yield is off eight basis points to 2.65%.

Earlier: Dividend hikes at mREITs? Capstead (CMO +0.9%) and Ellington Residential (EARN +1.9%) boost payouts by 10%.

Others: Armour (ARR +0.9), CYS Investments (CYS +0.9%), Dynex (DX +0.8%).