Senior Housing Properties Trust
Dividend Yield as of 7/8: 6%
For our final stock, let’s look back at that exploding elderly population.
See, not only do we have more and more old folks, but the aforementioned Big Pharma is also keeping them alive longer. As a result, aging boomers eventually will need various types of care — care they can find in senior housing communities.
That’s a drum InvestorPlace editor Jeff Reeves has been beating for some time. Late last year, he noted that the aging boomer generation provides huge investment opportunities — especially in senior housing REITs.
One promising and obvious option: Senior Housing Properites Trust (SNH). The company owns about 370 properties nationwide, and nearly three-quarters of them are senior living communities (hence the name).
The beautiful thing about REITs, of course, is that in return for their tax-advantaged status, they are required by law to pay out at least 90% of taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends. The result? SNH currently tops this list with a yield just under 6%.
As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Follow her on Twitter: @alyssaoursler.