TWO - Two Harbors Investment Corp.

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Previous Close3.8100
Bid3.4500 x 4000
Ask3.4500 x 3100
Day's Range3.3000 - 3.7700
52 Week Range2.5200 - 15.8500
Avg. Volume4,406,004
Market Cap944.013M
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.72
PE Ratio (TTM)3.72
EPS (TTM)0.9270
Earnings DateMay 04, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateDec 29, 2019
1y Target Est14.31
  • Is Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO) A Good Stock To Buy?
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    Is Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO) A Good Stock To Buy?

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  • Business Wire

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Sale of Portfolio of Non-Agency Securities

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Sale of Portfolio of Non-Agency Securities

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    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Company Update and Suspension of First Quarter 2020 Common and Preferred Stock Dividends

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Company Update and Suspension of First Quarter 2020 Common and Preferred Stock Dividends

  • Did You Manage To Avoid Two Harbors Investment's (NYSE:TWO) Devastating 74% Share Price Drop?
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    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Company Update

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  • 3 Defensive Dividend Stocks With Over 5% Dividend Yield

    3 Defensive Dividend Stocks With Over 5% Dividend Yield

    The coronavirus outbreak has been taking up its fair share of headline space, and rightly so. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China, but large-scale outbreaks are now appearing in South Korea, Iran and Italy. While healthcare companies are working around the clock to develop a vaccine, the reality for now is harsh: a rapidly spreading virus is causing major disruptions to international travel and trade. China’s economy has already taken a serious hit, and even Apple has announced that its Q1 2020 results will suffer badly from the economic impact of the coronavirus. As a result, the S&P 500 is down 12% from its February 19 peak.Investors don’t want much, really: just a guaranteed return on a stock that pays back a steady income stream, even when markets tumble. It’s not too much to ask for. It can be hard to find, however. Strong returns – based on gains in share price – typically don’t go hand-in-hand with a steady income stream – based on dividends. The two forms of investment returns are based on different marketing and business strategies by the companies involved.A careful look into the TipRanks database, however, can bring up intriguing choices for income-minded investors to study. The Stock Screener tool has filters to sort more than 6,200 stocks, making it a breeze to find the right one for your investment profile. Setting the filters to scan for tickers with over 5% dividend yields and “Strong Buy” consensus ratings, the search is narrowed to 41 companies. Here are three with a clear path forward and proven returns. Let's take a closer look.Philip Morris International (PM)Sin stocks are a classic choice for dividend hunters. Most of us can agree that cigarettes and alcohol are just plain bad for you, and that they are addictive, but those very attributes help guarantee a high sales floor. Philip Morris has been riding that wave for decades.There has been some interesting news about PM in recent months. In 2H19, the company entered into talks with Altria, its former parent, regarding a ‘merger of equals’ deal. Those talks were called off in September, much to investors’ pleasure. The companies will, instead, pursue a joint venture in iQOS, a heated smokeless tobacco product, in the US market. PM has already put some $6 billion dollars into iQOS, while Altria’s tobacco alternatives – in vaping – are facing serious regulatory and public relations challenges.That being said, investors did get some good news after the company reported a Q4 earnings beat earlier this month. EPS beat the estimate by 1 cent, coming in at $1.22, and the $7.71 billion in revenue edged out the forecast by half a percent.Investors will be pleased with PM’s dividend, too. The payment, $1.17 quarterly, annualizes to $4.68 and gives a yield of 5.51%. The company has a 12-year history of reliably maintaining the payment, and has raised it three times in the past three years. The yield compares favorably to the average among S&P listed companies, which is only 2%.Piper Sandler analyst Michael Lavery reviewed this stock last week, and wrote, “We remain bullish on PM's strong underlying core earnings growth and incremental iQOS earnings to be attractive, and it is our top pick in the space... We believe its 2020 guidance is appropriately conservative, though we believe it can exceed its minimum expectations. Buybacks may also be in play for 2021.”Lavery maintained his $114 price target, implying room for a strong 32% upside potential, and reiterated his Buy rating. (To watch Lavery’s track record, click here)Philip Morris’ Strong Buy consensus rating is based on 4 Buys against a single Hold, all set in recent weeks. The stock is selling for $83.07, and the $101.20 average price target suggests it has room to grow another 22%. (See Philip Morris price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)Moelis & Company (MC)The next stock on today’s list, Moelis, is an investment banking company. The firm is an independent operator, offering advisory services to corporations, financial sponsors, and governments. Advisory services include recapitalizations and restructurings as well as mergers and acquisitions.The financial industry’s services are always in demand, a fact which has supported this stock over the years, and shows in the quarterly reports. Even though Q4 revenues were down 6% year-over-year, at $223.5 million, and EPS slipped 51% year-over-year to 38 cents, both figures were well above Wall Street’s forecasts. It was the fifth quarter in a row that beat the forecasts.A company that consistently beats earnings forecasts will surely attract attention – but so will a company that keeps up its dividend. MC announced a $1.26 per share payment this month, to be paid at the end of March. This is a jump from the usual quarterly divided of 51 cents – but it is consistent with company practice for February dividends. The annualized regular payment, at $2.04 per share, gives a yield of 5.96%, or nearly triple the S&P average.Ken Worthington, reviewing MC for J.P. Morgan, likes what he sees. He writes, “Moelis continues to see a rather favorable macro environment lining up for a robust client activity outlook going forward, pointing especially to the private sector, where Moelis sees its strong relationship with sponsors paving the way for more sponsor-related deals.”Worthington gives the stock a Buy rating and increased the price target from $44 to $49, implying robust upside potential of nearly 50%. (To watch Worthington’s track record, click here)Also bullish is Jeff Harte from Piper Sandler. Harte was impressed by the company’s earnings, especially that EPS beat the forecasts. In line with this development, Harte says, “We are increasing our 2020 EPS estimates from $2.98 to $3.00 and initiating a 2021 EPS estimate of $3.14.”Harte puts a Buy rating on this stock along with a price target of $44. His target indicates a 33% potential upside to the shares. (To watch Harte’s track record, click here)Overall, Moelis has a unanimous Strong Buy consensus rating, based on 4 recent Buy-side reviews. The average price target is $41.25, suggesting an upside potential of 17%. (See Moelis stock analysis on TipRanks)Two Harbors Investment (TWO)Last on our list today is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), another classic dividend choice. And no wonder why – required by tax code to return most of their profits to investors and shareholders, these companies have some of the highest dividend yields among publicly traded stocks.TWO is no exception. This company, which owns both real properties and mortgage-backed securities, with a focus on residential properties, pays out 40 cents per share quarterly, or $1.60 annualized. This equates to a dividend yield of 10.86%, more than 5 times the average – and more than 6 times the yield of Treasury bonds.The company did have a disappointing Q4, though. TWO reported EPS of just 25 cents, 11 cents below estimates, and shares slipped after the news. Revenues, however, beat the forecast handily by $8.7 million, coming in at $71.2 million.Writing on the stock after the earnings report, JMP Securities analyst Trevor Cranston said, “We currently expect the $0.40 dividend to be sustained for the foreseeable future, as management indicated that it views the underlying return profile of the portfolio as continuing to support that figure. This dividend level provides a yield of 10.86% on the current share price.”Cranston’s optimism on the dividend prompted his Buy rating on the stock. He gives TWO shares a $15.50 price target, suggesting room for 10% upside potential. The real attraction for investors here is the powerful dividend return. (To watch Cranston’s track record, click here)All in all, with 5 Buy ratings and only 1 Hold, Two Harbors gets a Strong Buy rating from the analyst consensus view. Shares are priced at $14.13 and the upside potential stands at 9%, based on an average price target of $15.45. (See Two Harbors stock analysis on TipRanks)

  • Business Wire

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of TWO earnings conference call or presentation 6-Feb-20 2:00pm GMT

    Q4 2019 Two Harbors Investment Corp Earnings Call

  • Two Harbors Investments (TWO) Misses Q4 Earnings Estimates

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    Two Harbors Investments (TWO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -37.50% and 10.83%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Business Wire

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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  • 3 “Strong Buy” Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 6%

    3 “Strong Buy” Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 6%

    Investors looking for a strong return can choose one of two main strategies: they can seek out stocks with high share price appreciation, or they can look for high dividends.Dividends are profit sharing payments sent out to stockholders. Companies have a variety of reasons for paying them, ranging from simply sweetening the pie to attract investors to compliance with tax law. But whatever the motive behind them, dividends are cash in the investor’s pocket.Companies usually make the payments quarterly, and they are analyzed by several metrics. The payment, of course, is the cash sent out. It can be stated as a quarterly or annualized sum. The yield is the annualized sum as a percentage of the share price – or, how much of the stock value is paid back to investors. Among S&P listed companies, dividend yields average near 2%. The payout ratio is the quarterly payment as a percentage of quarterly earnings, and is a measure of the dividend’s sustainability. Obviously, investors like high ratios, but if the ratio is too high a company simply cannot afford it.With all of that in mind, we’ve opened up the Stock Screener tool from TipRanks, a company that tracks and measures the performance of analysts, to find stocks with high dividend yields. Setting the screener filters to show stocks with "strong buy" consensus rating and a high dividend yields exceeding 5% gave us a manageable list of stocks. We’ve picked three to focus on.Two Harbors Investment (TWO)Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are companies formed to buy, own, and manage various forms of real property – residential and commercial real estate – and to derive income from them. Investors provide the capital needed for purchases, and tax regulations require the companies to pay back a high percentage of income to shareholders. That last is the reason behind the high dividend yield offered by REITs like Two Harbors. It is not unusual to find an REIT with a payout ration that occasionally exceeds 100%.Two Harbors owns both real properties and mortgage-backed securities, with a focus on residential properties. Ownership of both properties and mortgages is a hybrid strategy in the sector, designed to minimize the risks attached to either one, while maximizing income from varied streams. TWO has leveraged the hybrid strategy to build a steady revenue stream, which at $58.66 million beat the forecasts in the third quarter.That revenue translated to an EPS of 24 cents, a 33% miss of the forecast, and down 50% yearly. Despite the low quarterly results, the company maintains its dividend, per compliance with tax law, at a high 40 cents per quarter. The annualized payment, $1.60, puts the yield at 10.96%, more than 5 times the S&P average. TWO has a history of adjusting the quarterly dividend to ensure that it can meet the obligation, even with a high payout ratio.Wall Street’s analysts are bullish on TWO’s ability to maintain both its revenue stream and its dividend payment. Writing from Credit Suisse shortly after meeting with TWO management earlier this month, 4-star analyst Douglas Harter said, “The meeting highlighted the attractive returns available to TWO in Agency MBS and MSR. In the short-term, some of this return will be recognized in terms of gains and not through core earnings. The company’s track record of delivering economic return gives us confidence in the strategy despite the near-term core earnings shortfall.” In line with his optimism on TWO, Harter gave the company a Buy rating with a $14.50 price target. In recent days, TWO stock has surpassed that target. (To watch Harter’s track record, click here)Jason Weaver, of Compass Point, agrees that TWO is a buying proposition. He writes, “In our view, the company offers a streamlined portfolio with attractive risk/reward characteristics in the current market environment, with sufficient ROE generation capacity to sustain the current dividend and grow book value over the long run.” Weaver’s $15.20 price target suggests a modest upside to the stock, of 4.1%, which is compensated for by the high dividend yield. (To watch Weaver’s track record, click here)Two Harbors stock has shown gains this year, although at 14.5% those gains have underperformed the overall markets. The shares get a Strong Buy from the analyst consensus, based on 6 reviews that include 5 Buys and 1 Hold. The average price target, of $15.20, matches analyst Weaver’s, above. (See Two Harbors price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)MPLX LP (MPLX)REITs are not the only place to find great dividend yields. The energy industry may get a bad rap from environmentalists and conspiracy theorists, but it typically gets a thumbs up from investors. As an industry, it tends to drip cash, and energy companies are well known for paying out, over the long term, high dividends. MPLX, a spin-off partnership of Marathon Petroleum which maintains a controlling interest, is no exception.MPLX primarily handles midstream operations. The company has an array of assets, from pipelines to inland river shipping to oil and gas terminals to refinery storage, along with loading and dock facilities. In effect, Marathon shrugged off its product transport and created a company – MPLX – to handle that aspect of the business. It allows both companies to sharpen their focus and operate more efficiently.Midstream is not MPLX’s only area of operation. It also has a significant natural gas business, with gathering and extraction systems. These operations produce industrially important natural gas derivatives such as ethane, ethylene, butane, propane, and propylene. MPLX also handles transport of these products.MPLX has been a profitable endeavor, on its own and for parent company Marathon. Q3 presents a good example. MPLX beat the forecasts on both revenue and EPS, with total sales coming in at $2.28 billion against the estimated $2.24 billion. EPS, at 61 cents, beat the forecast by 3.3%. The company announced a dividend for the quarter, of 67.5 cents per share, which annualized to $2.71 and yields 10.66%. Even better for investors, MPLX has a history of gradually raising the dividend payment; it was 59 cents in November 2017, and has gone up 1 cent every quarter since.Michael Blum, 4-star analyst from Wells Fargo, reviewed MPLX and set a Buy rating on the stock. Of his $36 price target, he writes, “Our price target is based on a blend of (1) a three-stage distribution/dividend discount model, which assumes a required rate of return of 9% and long-term growth rate of 0.5%, (2) a 2021E EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~11x, and (3) a sum-of-the-parts valuation based on our 2021 forecast.” The target implies an upside of 41% for MPLX shares. (To watch Blum’s track record, click here)MPLX sells for an affordable price, just $25.43, making it a fine option for investors seeking both high upside and high dividends. The average price target, $31.75, indicates room for 24% growth in the coming year. The shares’ Strong Buy analyst consensus comes from 6 Buys and 2 Holds given in recent months. (See MPLX’s stock analysis at TipRanks)Brigham Minerals (MNRL)By this time, we all know about the huge successes of the US oil extraction industry in the past decade. The US has become the world’s single largest producer of crude oil, and in September 2019, for the first time since WWII, the US exported more oil and oil products than it imported. In short, energy is a big and growing business in the US.That business has to start somewhere, and that’s where companies like Brigham Minerals come in. Brigham is an acquisition company, buying oil and gas mineral rights in the western US. The company’s main properties are located in the Delaware and Midland basins Texas and the Bakken region in North Dakota – some of the most productive oil and gas fields in the US. MNRL also has extensive interests Oklahoma, Colorado, and Wyoming.The value of MNRL’s acquisitions can be seen by the company’s Q3 revenues. Total income, at $25.11 million, beat the estimate by 1.4%. EPS, however, was down at 6 cents per share. Volatility is somewhat to be expected, as MNRL only started trading in April of this year. Management was unfazed by the lower EPS and announced a dividend of 33 cents. It was the company’s second quarterly dividend and equaled the previous payout. The dividend annualized to $1.32 per share and gives a yield of 6.3%. While lower than the stock above, this is still more than triple average dividend among S&P companies, and three and a half times higher than the Federal Reserve’s key rate.5-star analyst T J Schultz, writing from RBC Capital, was impressed enough with MNRL’s position to reiterate his Buy rating. He says of the stock, “MNRL’s superior acreage position and strong counterparty producers are expected to drive >25% production growth in 2020. We think this level of production growth can translate into double digit dividend growth with >1.1x coverage. Furthermore, a strong balance sheet provides optionality to flex growth higher in 2020 via acquisitions.” Schultz puts a $25 price target on MNRL, suggesting an upside of 18%. (To watch Schultz’s track record, click here)Overall, MNRL gets a good rap from Wall Street. The company has a Strong Buy consensus rating, based on 3 recent Buy reviews. The average price target, $25, matches Schultz’s, giving the stock a robust potential. Combined with the high dividend and the 21% gain since MNRL started trading, and the upside is clear. (See Brigham Minerals price targets and analyst ratings)

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    We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat […]

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of TWO earnings conference call or presentation 6-Nov-19 2:00pm GMT

    Q3 2019 Two Harbors Investment Corp Earnings Call

  • 7 Buy-Rated Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 9%

    7 Buy-Rated Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 9%

    The market is making moves, and investors are taking notice. As we near the end of third quarter 2019 earnings season, Savita Subramanian of Merrill Lynch stated that following better-than-expected results, there appears to be a renewed sense of optimism.According to the analyst, companies that have already reported earnings have taken a "much more optimistic tone than in recent quarters," with 43% of companies using the word "optimistic" or "optimism" during their releases. This is up from the average of 37% in the two preceding quarters.So how can investors best take advantage of this renewed economic outlook? Wall Street pros suggest adding names capable delivering stable payouts, or more specifically dividend stocks. However, not all dividend stocks represent compelling investments as some boast significantly higher yields than others.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBearing this in mind, I used the TipRanks Stock Screener to zero in on seven dividend stocks to buy that consistently pay out over a 9% yield. This isn't too shabby when you compare it to the S&P 500's fiscal Q2 2019 average dividend yield of 1.92%. * 10 Stocks to Buy Regardless of Q3 Earnings Let's take a closer look. Stocks to Buy: Energy Transfer (ET) Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 10%Energy Transfer, L.P. (NYSE:ET) is one of the largest and most diversified midstream energy companies in the U.S. After the company's Nov. 6 third-quarter earnings release, all eyes are on ET.Top analyst, RBC Capital's Elvira Scotto, believes that the company is on track to achieve an approximately 4.5x debt-to-EBITDA by the end of this calendar year. This is expected to be achieved through ramping up cash flows from Rover, Revolution, ME2/2X and several other growth projects as well as distribution payments slated for the end of 2021."With its slate of large-scale, primarily fee-based growth projects coming online and ramping, we expect cash flow growth to drive leverage meaningfully lower in the coming years, which should allow ET to return more cash to shareholders," she commented.This lends itself to her conclusion that ET will continue to reward investors with a stable dividend. We mean an annualized payout of $1.22 per share, which amounts to a yield of 9.7%. Based on all of the above, the five-star analyst predicts shares could soar 88% in the next twelve months.As seven Buy ratings have been assigned vs no Holds or Sells in the last three months, the message is clear: ET is a Strong Buy. Not to mention its $21 average price target brings the upside potential to 70%.See the ET stock analysis. MPLX (MPLX)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 11%Formed by Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), MPLX, L.P. (NYSE:MPLX) owns and operates energy logistics and infrastructure assets as well as provides fuel distribution services.Coming on the heels of its third-quarter earnings and sales beat, MPLX appears primed to deliver massive returns. Net income attributable to MPLX came in at $629 million, up from $510 million in the prior-year quarter. Adding to the good news, further gains are expected to be fueled by its Andeavor Logistics acquisition which was finalized at the end of July.CEO Gary R. Heminger added, "Additionally, we moved forward with high-grading our growth capex portfolio and today announced a growth capital target of approximately $2.0 billion for 2020."As management has outlined a clear growth path, MPLX is likely to remain a high dividend payer, or 10.3% annualized to be exact.With this in mind, RBC Capital analyst TJ Schultz maintained his bullish thesis. While he did lower the price target from $38 to $33, the five-star analyst still sees 31% upside potential in store for the energy company.Like Schultz, the rest of the Street is optimistic about MPLX. Seven Buy ratings and one Hold received over the last three months add up to a Strong Buy analyst consensus. Its average price target of $34 suggests shares could surge 33% in the next year. * 7 of the Best Internet Stocks to Buy See the MPLX stock analysis.To learn more about dividend stocks, Neil George is selling special access to his book Income for Life: 65 Income Streams ANYONE Can Collect for just $1. New York Mortgage (NYMT)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 13%New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:NYMT) manages a portfolio of assets with the goal of delivering stable returns to its clients. The real estate investment trust (REIT) invests in and manages mortgage-related assets. That being said, its strength as a dividend stock makes it a stand out.We aren't talking chump change here. NYMT has consistently rewarded investors with an $0.80 annualized payout, putting the dividend yield at 12.8%. This is nothing short of impressive when you consider the financial sector average of 0.04%.According to Maxim Group analyst Michael Diana, the company's focus on book value and credit strategies has the potential to cement NYMT's status as a reliable profit generator and dividend name. "In our view, NYMT deserves a premium valuation to the group due to its strong track record of preserving book value and its focus on credit strategies in an environment which we regard as favorable for credit strategies," he explained.In general, the opinion on the Street is more mixed. Its Moderate Buy consensus rating comes from the 1 Buy and 1 Hold NYMT racked up in the previous three months. However, shares could rise 14% in the next twelve months.See the NYMT stock analysis. Two Harbors (TWO)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 11.3%Like NYMT, Two Harbors Investment Corporation (NYSE:TWO) is an REIT, with its primary focus being residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). While it faces steep competition in the financial sector, the company has the advantage thanks to its limited sensitivity to interest rates. Louis Navellier, a legendary investor in his own right, calls stocks like these "bulletproof stocks" and you can learn more about them here."Two Harbors is a hybrid mortgage REIT with less rate sensitivity due to differentiated agency MBS/MSR pairing strategy along with a unique, legacy credit-oriented portfolio," RBC Capital analyst Kenneth Lee explained. This reasoning played into Lee's decision to start coverage with a bullish call and set a $15 price target.Given its ability to generate profits regardless of the current macro backdrop, it's a positive sign that TWO can continue to hand over a hefty dividend payout. We're talking 40 cents paid out each quarter, bringing the annualized sum to $1.60 per share or an 11.5% yield.Looking at the analyst consensus breakdown, the rest of the Street has high hopes for TWO. Factoring in the three buys assigned over the last three months, the stock earns Strong Buy status. * 7 Stocks to Buy That Save You Money See the TWO stock analysis. Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 11.4%Oil and gas producer Oasis Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE:OMP) has captured Wall Street's attention after its Nov. 5 third-quarter earnings release.Investors were happy to learn that quarterly cash distribution gained 5% from the preceding quarter. Adding to the good news, OMP signed additional third-party agreements in the Delaware and Williston Basins as well as saw solid water service volumes.However, its 11.4% dividend yield caught my eye. OMP has been reliably paying out 49 cents per share each quarter, adding up to a $1.96 annualized payout. With a payout ratio of 61.7%, the energy company is poised to continue delivering big rewards to investors.All of this supports RBC Capital analyst TJ Schultz's assumption that OMP's growth narrative remains strong. While he did cut the price target from $25 to $22, the upside potential still comes in at 20%.In general, other analysts echo Schultz's sentiment. On top of garnering Strong Buy status, its $23 average price target puts the potential twelve month gain at 23%.See the OMP stock analysis. Ellington Financial (EFC) Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 9%Ellington Financial Inc. (NYSE:EFC) is a specialty finance company serving clients located throughout the U.S. With EFC on track to raise its already impressive dividend, it's no wonder investors have been captivated by this stock.Even though some had originally expressed concerns regarding how EFC's transition to a REIT would impact its ability to hand out consistent payments, one top analyst is reassuring investors."We believe that EFC's recent conversion to a REIT, combined with our projected growth from its diversified business model, should lift the stock to a premium to its forward book value and in line with its core Mortgage REIT peer group. In addition, EFC is positioned to raise its dividend as its credit businesses grow, ROEs on its agency MBS strategy pick up, and REIT taxable income requirements increase distributions to shareholders," Nomura's Matthew Howlett commented.This is incredibly exciting news as the financial services company has already been steadily paying out $1.68 per share on an annual basis, or a 9% yield.All of the above factors prompted Howlett to start his EFC coverage by publishing a bullish call. Not to mention the four-star analyst's $20 price target implies shares could jump 9% in the next twelve months.Based on its 100% Street approval, EFC is a Strong Buy. The potential upside of 9% should also be taken into consideration. * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever See the EFC stock analysis. Black Stone Minerals (BSM) Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 11.3%This oil and natural gas company has a lot to brag about. Not only does Black Stone Minerals, L.P. (NYSE:BSM) have a Strong Buy consensus rating and upside potential of 45%, but it also boasts a noteworthy dividend.Besting the basic materials sector average of 0.04%, BSM's yield comes in at 11.3% as a result of its $1.48 annualized payout per share. With a strong third-quarter performance under its belt, its ability to continue paying out these substantial sums looks secure.According to its Nov. 4 earnings release, production during the quarter reached 49.0 MBoe/d driven by a 14% year-over-year increase in royalty production. BSM also purchased $2.3 million-worth of properties in East Texas in the quarter, bringing total 2019 acquisition-related spending to $43.9 million.If this wasn't compelling enough, BSM has racked up substantial Wall Street support in the last three months. This includes the likes of JonesTrading analyst Eduardo Seda."We note that BSM had recently raised its production guidance for full-year 2019 to a range of 47.5 MBoe/d to 50.5 MBoe/d, a 5% increase midpoint to midpoint from prior guidance," the four-star analyst commented. With this in mind, he reiterated his Buy recommendation and $22 price target, indicating 69% upside from the current share price.See the BSM stock analysis.Legendary investor Louis Navellier has opinions of his own. Louis believes investors should buy bulletproof stocks that can thrive in any market.To prepare for a shifting market, Louis suggests steps that every investor should take right now:* Follow the money: Buy stocks that are seeing massive cash infusions.* Protect your portfolio: Invest in market-beating stocks with Louis' simple trick.* Go risk-off: Strong fundamentals are more paramount than ever.Louis' track record is enviable and stocked with winners, including the following: * 274% gain in semiconductor stock Nvidia * 134% gain in defensive plays * 123% gain in a personnel service stockTo learn how to invest in this shifting market, and to recieve Louis' top stock picks, click here.TipRanks offers investors the latest insight into eight different sectors by tracking the activity of over 5,000 Wall Street analysts. As of this writing, Maya Sasson did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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