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Owners of Ellington Financial (NYSE: EFC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 77 cents per share. At a price of $24.68 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.6%. The average volume for Ellington Financial has been 132,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ellington Financial has a market cap of $623.8 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Ellington Financial LLC, a specialty finance company, acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage backed securities backed by prime jumbo, Alt-A, manufactured housing and subprime residential mortgage loans, and residential mortgage-backed securities. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.48. TheStreet Ratings rates Ellington Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Ellington Financial Ratings Report now.