I bought EFC a couple of weeks ago it was moving up well until SPO beat it down, may add more I hope it is not a dog of a stock. What I have found is the best divy stocks are the ones that pay high divy's (>9%) and have good growth. I found the following stocks that all worked out well, up 23% for the year. Bought AGNC at 27.78 on 8/25/11 total return 35%. Bought RNF 7/13 at 28.40 up 20% in PPS and has a 15%-16% divy. Bought PDLI at 6.37 on 2/21 up 15% in PPS has 9.5% divy. Bought SDRL at 33 on 5/31 up 24% PPS will collect 1st divy (over 10% annual divy) early Sept. bought ARR on 4/12 at 6.77 up 9% PPS and pays 18% divy. bought NRF at 5.28 on 6/22 up 5% PPS and picked up 2 divy payments, (12% divy). Recent purchases that are working well include MGTE at 23.77, and NMM at 13.90, MCC at 12.28 and TNK at 4.06 (goes ex-div today) and PMT at 21.02. Small gainers include monthly divy payers FULL and PSEC, losers include QRE, BGCP, MCGC,and VOC collected nice divy but stocks are down 2 divy payments. Does anybody have any stocks that have a 20%-30% annual upside (combined PPS apprecication + divy) that they care to share here? Looking at DCIX, NYMT, AMTG, and AI.
TCAP has done well for me recently w/ around a 9% divi... i'm waiting to buy more if it falls back to 20 in a strong market pullback, was also in PSEC as well as a small holding in one of your losers QRE... gl
Question if they are offering 3.5 million shares plus another 1/2 mil or so, with volume 375,000 it don't seem to be flying out the window. Maybe I am missing something but why buy here with so many shares unsold?