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MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE: MFA) – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) tend to have outstanding dividend yields. This is not a coincidence; it's a requirement of being an REIT. These special corporations must pay out at least 90% of their earnings in the form of dividends. In doing so, REITs can avoid paying income taxes. MFA Financial stock traded at $8.08 per share on Thursday, and has gained 14.45% in 2014. It pays out a quarterly dividend of around $0.20, for a total annual payout of $0.80 and a dividend yield good for 9.8%.