Thursday, March 8, 2012

MTGE past 24

MTGE's meteoric rise – from trading at a NAV discount to trading both above its last-published NAV but also above the intended offering price filed with the SEC on February 23 (but thankfully subject to amendment) – has been stunning. The stock, which took a couple quarters of demonstrated performance to claw its way back to the IPO price of $20, just passed $24. It's been barely over half a year.

At the recently-announced dividend of 90¢ per quarter, the current price presents an annual dividend yield of about 15%, but 18% of the IPO price. Since the investment underlying each share has been growing quarterly, ACAS' ability to get MTGE to produce future income seems solid.

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