Essex Property Trust, Inc.
REITs come in all shapes and sizes and expose their investors to different types of investment properties and risks. REITs are required to pay out most of their earnings to investors and are taxed differently than other investments, so please consult a tax specialist before investing in a REIT. REITs paying out most of their income are supposed to help investors by making manage the company’s remaining capital better more »
We track 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors; the most recent round of filings disclosed many long equity positions as of the end of December. Even though the information is a bit old, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500, and we think that other strategies are possible as well.
13Fs can also be mined for more »
Under the prevailing ultra-low interest rate environment, where the 10-year Treasuries are offering only 1.88%, US REITs are the next best alternative to corporate bonds providing regular income. Therefore, investors looking for attractive risk-adjusted total returns should consider income-producing real estate investment trusts as part of their regular income portfolios. Barclays recommends half a dozen REITs it considers income investors should check out this year. The current dividend spread more »
Apartment REITs AvalonBay (NYSE: AVB) and Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) announced that they were jointly purchasing the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprises from Lehman Brothers. This $16 billion deal will have AvalonBay acquiring 40% of the assets with Equity taking the remaining 60%. This is a big deal for both companies but does it make either a buy?
For AvalonBay they reiterated their 2012 outlook while announcing that they more »
A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. Fresh off a decent third quarter earnings report, I would like to pinpoint on the monthly dividend company, the Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O).
- Dividend: Realty Income pays out monthly dividends of $0.15, which annualized more »