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Relatively Low Return on Equity Detected in Shares of Armour Residential REIT in the Mortgage REITs Industry (ARR, AGNC, NLY, HTS, ANH)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Mortgage REITs industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Armour Residential REIT ranks lowest with a ROE of -21.5%. Following is American Capital Agency with a ROE of -8.5%. Annaly Capital Management ranks third lowest with a ROE of -7.9%.

Hatteras Financial follows with a ROE of -7.0%, and Anworth Mortgage Asset rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of -5.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset on February 17th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $4.47. Since that recommendation, shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset have risen 11.6%. We continue to monitor Anworth Mortgage Asset for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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