|Bid||18.05 x 21500|
|Ask||18.09 x 1300|
|Day's Range||17.99 - 18.25|
|52 Week Range||11.41 - 18.45|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.02|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||3.27|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.44 (7.96%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Apr 29, 2021|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
There’s something nice about being able to buy a bunch of shares of a stock instead of just a couple. Just ask Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Apple stock has split five times since it went public on Dec. 12, 1980, most recently on a four-for-one basis last Aug.
In the current low interest rate environment, income investors have to struggle to find yield. Mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs) are some of the best candidates, often paying double-digit yields. Two of the best mortgage REITs are AGNC Investment (NASDAQ: AGNC) and Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY).
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) hold a natural attraction for income investors: REITs are required to pay out most of their taxable income directly to shareholders. Most of them do that on a quarterly basis, but some pay monthly, which many income investors may find even more attractive, perhaps especially those of us who are at the Social Security stage of life.