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Best Mortgage REIT Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top mortgage reit stocks in 2023 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best mortgage reit stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the reit - mortgage industry.

Industry: REIT - Mortgage
Ticker
Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Consensus
Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
STWD
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST INC
$6.66B$21.51$26.2522.04%Strong Buy4N/AN/A10.13%0.82%
RC
READY CAPITAL CORP
$1.49B$13.46$13.752.15%Buy6N/AN/A10.65%1.68%
RITM
RITHM CAPITAL CORP
$4.48B$9.46$10.8014.16%Buy5N/AN/A8.81%1.74%
CHMI
CHERRY HILL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP
$148.60M$7.08$7.00-1.13%Strong Buy1N/AN/A9.53%1.72%
BRMK
BROADMARK REALTY CAPITAL INC
$598.15M$4.50$4.38-2.78%Sell3N/AN/A8.79%7.87%
ARI
APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE INC
$1.78B$12.67$10.75-15.15%Sell2N/AN/A7.82%1.92%
LOAN
MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC
$66.90M$5.82$7.0020.27%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
NLY
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
$11.11B$23.75$15.06-36.58%Buy9N/AN/A4.22%0.54%
ABR
ARBOR REALTY TRUST INC
$2.63B$15.31$16.8810.22%Strong Buy4N/AN/A11.07%1.76%
BXMT
BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC
$4.20B$24.60$26.758.74%Hold2N/AN/A9.47%1.78%
TWO
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP
$1.52B$17.59$9.65-45.14%Hold5N/AN/A2.82%0.41%
ACRE
ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORP
$677.81M$12.45$13.004.42%Buy4N/AN/A11.50%3.23%
DX
DYNEX CAPITAL INC
$677.64M$14.62$16.0810.01%Strong Buy3N/AN/A9.80%1.87%
KREF
KKR REAL ESTATE FINANCE TRUST INC
$1.13B$16.39$20.2523.55%Strong Buy4N/AN/A8.27%1.75%
LADR
LADDER CAPITAL CORP
$1.45B$11.43$12.257.17%Buy2N/AN/A7.75%1.98%
SACH
SACHEM CAPITAL CORP
$153.39M$3.76$5.5046.28%Buy5N/AN/AN/AN/A
LFT
LUMENT FINANCE TRUST INC
$117.52M$2.25$2.9229.64%Buy4N/AN/A6.18%1.34%
AJX
GREAT AJAX CORP
$200.77M$8.77$13.0048.23%Strong Buy4N/AN/A8.52%1.95%
IVR
INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC
$532.40M$15.06$2.15-85.72%Strong Sell2N/AN/A17.83%2.90%
NYMT
NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST INC
$1.17B$3.16$3.7518.67%Buy5N/AN/A4.06%1.15%
CIM
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP
$1.75B$7.54$8.006.10%Sell2N/AN/A11.96%2.32%
ORC
ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC
$415.10M$12.42N/AN/AHold1N/AN/A4.34%0.46%
AGNC
AGNC INVESTMENT CORP
$6.84B$11.96$11.38-4.89%Buy8N/AN/A16.70%2.06%
MFA
MFA FINANCIAL INC
$1.23B$12.05$12.957.47%Buy5N/AN/A11.16%2.38%
PMT
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST
$1.33B$14.93$15.171.59%Strong Buy4N/AN/A8.38%1.21%
AOMR
ANGEL OAK MORTGAGE INC
$208.87M$8.38$10.2522.32%Hold4N/AN/A18.91%1.52%
WMC
WESTERN ASSET MORTGAGE CAPITAL CORP
$68.77M$11.39$9.75-14.40%Buy2N/AN/A16.89%0.63%
GPMT
GRANITE POINT MORTGAGE TRUST INC
$354.94M$6.78$9.7543.81%Buy4N/AN/A4.49%1.19%
MITT
AG MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST INC
$151.13M$6.85$7.7513.14%Buy2N/AN/AN/AN/A
ARR
ARMOUR RESIDENTIAL REIT INC
$848.34M$6.42$7.1711.64%Sell3N/AN/A16.10%1.39%
AAIC
ARLINGTON ASSET INVESTMENT CORP
$85.95M$3.03$6.0098.02%Strong Buy1N/AN/A2.65%0.53%
TRTX
TPG RE FINANCE TRUST INC
$696.66M$9.00$10.4015.56%Buy6N/AN/A6.70%1.54%
CMTG
CLAROS MORTGAGE TRUST INC
$2.35B$16.96$17.754.66%Hold4N/AN/A9.61%3.02%
RWT
REDWOOD TRUST INC
$974.81M$8.60$10.9026.74%Strong Buy6N/AN/A11.88%1.04%
ACR
ACRES COMMERCIAL REALTY CORP
$83.91M$9.58$14.5051.36%Buy2N/AN/A2.59%0.47%
EARN
ELLINGTON RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE REIT
$105.83M$7.99$8.506.38%Buy2N/AN/A15.82%1.37%
FBRT
FRANKLIN BSP REALTY TRUST INC
$1.23B$14.89$16.5010.81%Strong Buy3N/AN/AN/AN/A
BHM
BLUEROCK HOMES TRUST INC
$87.79M$22.84N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
REFI
CHICAGO ATLANTIC REAL ESTATE FINANCE INC
$271.93M$15.40$20.0029.87%Strong Buy3N/AN/A13.27%10.53%

Mortgage REIT Stocks FAQ

What are the best mortgage reit stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best mortgage reit stocks to buy right now are:

1. Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD)


Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) is the top mortgage reit stock with a Zen Score of 41, which is 20 points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 21. It passed 14 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Starwood Property Trust has seen its stock lose -11.88% over the past year, overperforming other mortgage reit stocks by 10 percentage points.

Starwood Property Trust has an average 1 year price target of $26.25, an upside of 22.04% from Starwood Property Trust's current stock price of $21.51.

Starwood Property Trust stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering Starwood Property Trust, 75% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Ready Capital (NYSE:RC)


Ready Capital (NYSE:RC) is the second best mortgage reit stock with a Zen Score of 41, which is 20 points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 21. It passed 14 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Ready Capital has seen its stock lose -5.01% over the past year, overperforming other mortgage reit stocks by 17 percentage points.

Ready Capital has an average 1 year price target of $13.75, an upside of 2.15% from Ready Capital's current stock price of $13.46.

Ready Capital stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Ready Capital, 16.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 50% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Rithm Capital (NYSE:RITM)


Rithm Capital (NYSE:RITM) is the third best mortgage reit stock with a Zen Score of 38, which is 17 points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 21. It passed 13 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Rithm Capital has seen its stock lose -7.62% over the past year, overperforming other mortgage reit stocks by 14 percentage points.

Rithm Capital has an average 1 year price target of $10.80, an upside of 14.16% from Rithm Capital's current stock price of $9.46.

Rithm Capital stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering Rithm Capital, 40% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 40% have issued a Buy, 20% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the mortgage reit stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 33 mortgage reit stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 mortgage reit stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Angel Oak Mortgage (NYSE:AOMR)


Angel Oak Mortgage (NYSE:AOMR) has an annual dividend yield of 19.93%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 11.61%.

Angel Oak Mortgage's dividend payout ratio of -23.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Armour Residential Reit (NYSE:ARR)


Armour Residential Reit (NYSE:ARR) has an annual dividend yield of 18.69%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 11.61%. Armour Residential Reit's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% eight times in the last 10 years. Armour Residential Reit's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Armour Residential Reit's dividend payout ratio of -42.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Broadmark Realty Capital (NYSE:BRMK)


Broadmark Realty Capital (NYSE:BRMK) has an annual dividend yield of 16.33%, which is 5 percentage points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 11.61%.

Broadmark Realty Capital's dividend payout ratio of 186.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are mortgage reit stocks down?

Mortgage reit stocks were down -0.75% in the last day, and up 2.36% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why mortgage reit stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued mortgage reit stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued mortgage reit stocks right now are:

1. Broadmark Realty Capital (NYSE:BRMK)


Broadmark Realty Capital (NYSE:BRMK) is the most undervalued mortgage reit stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Broadmark Realty Capital has a valuation score of 57, which is 38 points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 19. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Broadmark Realty Capital's stock has dropped -50.93% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the mortgage reit industry by -29 percentage points.

2. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI)


Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI) is the second most undervalued mortgage reit stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment has a valuation score of 43, which is 24 points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 19. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment's stock has dropped -9.92% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the mortgage reit industry by 12 percentage points.

3. New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT)


New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT) is the third most undervalued mortgage reit stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. New York Mortgage Trust has a valuation score of 43, which is 24 points higher than the mortgage reit industry average of 19. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

New York Mortgage Trust's stock has dropped -13.66% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the mortgage reit industry by 8 percentage points.

Are mortgage reit stocks a good buy now?

42.11% of mortgage reit stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect mortgage reit stocks to rise by 4.45% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the reit - mortgage industry?

The average P/E ratio of the reit - mortgage industry is 3.64x.
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