NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH) is tomorrow, December 22, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $6.56 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 13%.

The average volume for Anworth Mortgage Asset has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Anworth Mortgage Asset has a market cap of $864.1 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 5.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, equal to the average real estate industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anworth Mortgage Asset as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Anworth Mortgage Asset Ratings Report.

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