Dividend Stocks — Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
- YTD return: +5%
- Current dividend yield: 5.9%
- Total return since 2004: +195%
- Dividend increase since 2004: 25%
- Consecutive annual dividend increases: 27, since 1987
- Years of dividends paid: 27, since 1987
Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) is another real estate investment trust like HCP Inc. that owns and leases health care-related facilities.
In addition to being a growth business thanks to Obamacare and the aging Baby Boomers, it’s also important to note that healthcare is a recession-proof sector. After all, you will cut back on a lot of other spending categories before you stop buying treatments that keep you healthy or improve the quality of your life.
UHT is admittedly down from its 2013 peak, but has perked up again in 2014 — and most importantly, has nearly tripled in the last 10 years, proving it has long-term potential.
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Jeff Reeves is the editor of InvestorPlace.com and the author of The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP.