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Best Performing Mortgage REITs of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
A new class of real estate investment trusts (REIT) has emerged, which is called Mortgage REITs. These financing-focused real estate investment trusts invest in the mortgages, mortgage-backed securities, and associated assets, and they generate business revenue in the form of interest income. (See also, List of Best Performing REIT)
Since these Mortgage REITs have their stocks/units listed on the leading stock exchanges, it offers a lucrative opportunity to interested investors who may wish to take a shot at investing in the mortgage business. Also called as mREITs, such companies work slightly different than the other standard REITs. While Equity REITs own and operate properties and generate revenue primarily through rental income. Mortgage REITs invest in mortgages, mortgage-backed securities, and related assets and generate revenue through interest income. mREITs are vital to the financing of the mortgage industry.

Explore more: See the best performing REITs lists of Healthcare REITs, Industrial REITs, Hotel REITs, Retail REITs, Office REITs, Residential REITs, Diversified REITs and Mortgage REITs.

Among the various available property-linked securitites in the category of Mortgage REITs, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Mortgage REIT stocks?
This article provides a list of Mortgage REIT stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Mortgage REIT stocks between the end of the previous year and , and the top 10 return generating Mortgage REIT stocks are listed below.
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Top Mortgage REIT Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Mortgage REIT sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (HASI) 2) Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) 3) Dynex Capital, Inc. (DX) 4) Sachem Capital Corp. (SACH) 5) Jernigan Capital, Inc. (JCAP)
 6) KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (KREF) 7) Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (ORC) 8) iStar Financial Inc. (STAR) 9) Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) 10) AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)

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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capita

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc., incorporated on November 7, 2012, makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure, including energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Company focuses on providing ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capita.
The Maryland, MD-headquartered company Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (HASI) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Mortgage REIT of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Real Estate Investment Trusts industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capita has changed by 30.14 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $32.18 per share and year-to-date closing price of $41.88 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $2.11 billion to $3.12 billion during the same period. Along with Mortgage REIT, the company is also in the business of Diversified REIT, REIT, Consumer Services, Real Estate Investment Trusts, REIT, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capita continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, a real estate investment trust, specializes in acquiring, investing in, and managing residential mortgage-and real estate-related assets. It acquires and manages r ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT.
During the given months of the year 2020, Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 7.19 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Connecticut, CT-based Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT closed at a price of $10.85 per share, while it traded at a price of $11.63 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $135.07 million to $143.28 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts sector business.

Dynex Capital

Dynex Capital, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 2015, is an internally managed mortgage real estate investment trust (mortgage REIT), which invests in residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dynex Capital.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Dynex Capital, Inc. (DX) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Virginia, VA, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Dynex Capital has so far gained -6.97 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $16.94 per share and year-to-date price of $15.76 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $388.71 million to $364.7 million. The stock of Dynex Capital continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Sachem Capital

Sachem Capital Corp. operates as a real estate finance company. The company engages in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing, and managing a portfolio of short-term loans secured by first mortgage liens on real property located primarily in Connecticut. It offers loans to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sachem Capital.
The USA-based Real Estate sector company Sachem Capital Corp. (SACH) holds the number four spot among the best performing stocks of the Mortgage REIT sector. Classified as the Real Estate business, the stock price of Sachem Capital ended the previous year at a price of $4.34 per share while it reached the level of $3.97 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -8.53%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $87.36 million. Few leading stock market index includes Sachem Capital in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Jernigan Capital

Jernigan Capital, Inc., incorporated on October 30, 2014, is a commercial real estate finance company. The Company provides capital to private developers, owners and operators of self-storage facilities. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Jernigan Capital.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Jernigan Capital, Inc. (JCAP), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $19.14 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $17.21 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of -10.08 percentage. The Florida, FL-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $425.61 million to $400.36 million. The Real Estate Investment Trusts specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc., a real estate finance company, focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior loans secured by commercial real estate assets. The company engages in the origination an ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust.
The New York, NY-based KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (KREF) belongs to the Real Estate sector and is categorized as a Real Estate company. The stock of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust ended the previous year at a price of $20.42 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $18.36 apiece, which indicates a change of -10.09 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Mortgage REIT for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $1.17 billion. It has now changed to $1.09 billion as of writing. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Orchid Island Capital

Orchid Island Capital, Inc., incorporated on August 17, 2010, is a specialty finance company that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The Companys business objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Orchid Island Capital.
Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (ORC) has moved by -12.82 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $5.85 apiece to the price of $5.1 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Florida, FL-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $368.89 million to $338.65 million over the same duration. Orchid Island Capital is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

iStar Financial

iStar (NYSE: STAR) finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects as part of its fully-integrated investment platform. Building on over two decades of experience and $4 ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of iStar Financial.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Mortgage REIT sector is taken by iStar Financial Inc. (STAR). The company's stock price changed from $14.51 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $12.49 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -13.92 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New York, NY-based Consumer Services sector company was from $902.05 million to $938.54 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Mortgage REIT sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Arbor Realty Trust

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The company operates in two segments, Structured Busines ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Arbor Realty Trust.
Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) generated percentage returns of -17.77 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $14.35 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $11.8 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.57 billion to $1.32 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Mortgage REIT sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

AGNC Investment

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., incorporated on January 7, 2008, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company primarily invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AGNC Investment.
Based on the market-cap change from $9.56 billion to $8.06 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $17.68 per share to a price of $14.5 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) was successful in generating YTD returns of -17.99 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Mortgage REIT stocks, the Maryland, MD-based AGNC Investment is categorized as the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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