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9 High-Yielding REITs to Buy Now

Put these high-value REITs on your block

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are popular dividend investments among income investors. That’s because these dividend stocks have reliable revenue streams — but also because the REIT designation demands that 90% of taxable income gets delivered back to shareholders, often in the form of big quarterly dividend payments.

These stocks can be true real estate firms, but sometimes just corporations that own a lot of land — like a public storage company or a firm that owns cell phone tower property.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve found nine REIT stocks to buy.

Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.” Here they are:

Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) is a real estate company that deals mostly with malls and community/lifestyle centers. Simon has a 2.7% dividend yield. SPG has posted a 37% gain in the last year, compared to a 14% gain for the Dow Jones. SPG stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for operating margin growth, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of SPG stock.

American Tower (NYSE:AMT) owns, operates and develops communications sites. Since last March, AMT stock has climbed 25%. AMT stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the year. For more information, view my complete analysis of AMT stock.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and Canada. Ventas has a 4.3% dividend yield. VTR stock is up 11% in the last 12 months. VTR stock gets an “A” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, and an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street. For more information, view my complete analysis of VTR stock.

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) is an REIT with properties in Boston, Washington, D.C.,  Manhattan, San Francisco, and Princeton, New Jersey. BXP has posted a gain of 17% in the last year, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. Boston Properties has a 2.1% yield. BXP stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of BXP stock.

AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) works with multifamily communities in the U.S. AVB is up 19% since this time last year. AvalonBay has a 2.8% dividend yield. AVB stock gets an “A” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, and an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street. For more information, view my complete analysis of AVB stock.

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is involved primarily with self-storage facilities. PSA has outpaced the broader markets in the last year, with a gain of 26%. Public storage yields a 3.3% dividend. PSA stock gets a “B” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, and an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of PSA stock.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) is another REIT that owns multi-family residential properties. Equity Residential yields 3.8%. Since last March, EQR stock has jumped 11%. EQR stock gets a “B” grade for earnings momentum, an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of EQR stock.

General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) is a real estate developer and operator of regional malls and has watched its stock climb 15% in the last 12 months. General Growth yields 2.4%. GGP stock gets an “A” grade for earnings momentum in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of GGP stock.

Health Care REIT (NYSE:HCN) is another REIT that deals with seniors housing and health care real estate. HCN caps off the list with a gain of 7% in the last year. HCN stock gets an “A” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, and an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of HCN stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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