Real estate investment trusts have had an up-and-down year, but have swung back into the black for the year. Now, U.S. REITs — as tracked by the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSEARCA:VNQ) — are up 17% over the past 52 weeks, which is a couple percentage points better than the S&P 500.
And right now, three of these high-yielding assets are jumping out at me.
My Turner Analytics system, which uses sophisticated software and tools to screen over 6,000 stocks and exchange-traded funds based on fundamental and technical research, has flagged all three of these REIT stocks as “strong buys” right now.
Turner Analytics is unlike any other trade-timing tool out there, marrying both fundamental and technical analysis to zero in on big winners. My fundamental components include an analysis of a company’s financials and operations that will drive up the demand for shares, while my technical ratings tell you exactly when to buy and when to sell.
Just today, for example, my market-timing trade-bias research is screaming that there is a big potential in REITs right now. This area of the market is flashing a strong bullish rating via my Turner Analytics tool, meaning there is a tailwind for every company in this segment of the market. And on top of that, among REITs, my system has identified some very strong companies right now that have even more potential than their peers.
Take a look at the charts on these big-time potential winners!
3 REITs to Buy Now: Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (NYSE:ARI)
Dividend Yield: 10.1%
With two weeks until reporting earnings on April 28, Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance Inc (NYSE:ARI) is looking pretty good. ARI primarily offers financing in the commercial real estate space.
Important for dividend investors to note is ARI stock’s 10.18% dividend yield.
My Turner Analytics tool shows impressive quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year revenue growth for ARI stock, as well as a near-perfect technical score.
3 REITs to Buy Now: Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD)
Dividend Yield: 7.9%
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) is America’s largest commercial mortgage REIT, managing more than $42 billion in assets. The company finances developments from hotels to office space to residential developments.
While STWD has not had impressive net income growth, the REIT is winning in terms of revenue growth, return on equity and dividend yield.
My Turner Analytics tool shows a near-perfect technical score for STWD stock. Buy Starwood Property Trust at will.
Note: STWD reports earnings on May 5.
3 REITs to Buy Now: The Geo Group Inc (NYSE:GEO)
Dividend Yield: 5.8%
Like Starwood, The Geo Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) will report earnings on May 5, and GEO has been maintaining a record of strong earnings growth.
The Geo Group is a REIT of a different color, specializing in correctional and detention facilities, as well as youth services not just in the U.S., but on three other continents.
My Turner Analytics tool shows an excellent technical signal score and multiyear earnings growth for GEO.
Mike Turner and his team of software engineers developed Turner Analytics, a sophisticated software system that creates time-cycle forecasting charts. He is also the editor of Signal Investor.