Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Research Report - As the largest provider of public REIT financier of US residential mortgages, analysts and investors have confidence in Annaly to report commendable earnings amid the economic recovery. Investors who are looking for great returns rely on the high-yielding dividend of Annaly, which has been contributing to the industry's fourth consecutive stellar performance in the S&P 500 Index. Annaly recently announced its definitive agreement to acquire CreXus Investment Corp as part of its efforts to expand its portfolio and to achieve a scalable platform. The company already owns 12.4% or 9,527,778 of CreXus shares. Annaly is set to purchase 76,630,528 shares, which it does not already own for $13.00 per share.