Federal Realty Inv. Trust

  • Slow and Steady Sources of Income

    By Wes Patoka - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: FRT, GOV, O

    Increases in rents over time is a safe bet, especially since more people are moving to the cities. Owning companies that specialize in owning buildings in high demand have time on their side to raise the rent on their tenants. 

    Pricing power

    Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT) focuses its property portfolio on high density urban areas in California and Pennsylvania metro areas. Pricing power is exactly what Federal Realty brings to more »

  • How To Capitalize on Real Estate

    By Wes Patoka - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: FRT, O, TOL

    REITs are a great way to make money, especially if they have properties in great locations. Meanwhile, homebuilders can offer stellar returns, but as the economy cools, they can lose capital rapidly.

    Federal Realty
    (NYSE: FRT) is a real estate investment trust that owns over 19.3 million square feet of retail space in high-quality metropolitan shopping centers. Federal has a lower-than-average dividend yield of 2.5%, primarily driven by more »

  • Which Real Estate Company Is REIT for You?

    By Wes Patoka - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: ESS, FRT, GOV

    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 »

  • Why You Should Love the Realty Income Deal As Much As Luxor Capital

    By Marshall Hargrave - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: ALX, ARCT, CWH, FRT, O, RPAI

    Luxor Capital Partners bumped its ownership of American Realty Capital Trust Inc (NASDAQ: ARCT) in early January, as shareholders of the REIT were still in debate over whether or not to accept Realty Income Corp (NYSE: O)’s acquisition offer. Luxor Capital and Christian Leone made American Realty one of its newest holdings during the third quarter, and with the early January purchase doubled its stake from 7.8 million more »

  • The Gift That Never Stops Giving

    By Ryan Guenette - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: FRT, NNN, SPG, SKT, TCO

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a great way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to focus on a real estate investment trust that is the king of shopping malls: Simon Property Group ).

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    Strengths:

    • Dividend: Currently, Simon pays out quarterly dividends of $1 more »
  • Profiting from the Lowly Strip Mall

    By Reuben Brewer - November 20, 2012 | Tickers: FRT, KIM, REG, WSR

    Strip malls, the very name probably makes you think of something undesirable. However, there are an awful lot of strip malls in this country and investing in them can be quite lucrative. While owning one yourself would probably be a bad idea, investing in a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on this property type can provide consistent dividend income and growth. Companies like Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM), Regency Centers (NYSE: REG), Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), Equity One REIT (NYSE: EQY), and monthly dividend payer Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) all provide direct exposure.

  • SWOT Analysis: Whitestone REIT

    By Reuben Brewer - November 9, 2012 | Tickers: FRT, KIM, WSR

    I was recently reviewing the monthly dividend payer Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) and created a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis. It helped to crystallize the picture around this interesting high yielding REIT.

  • Tracking Cramer: 5 Picks From January

    By Christopher French - February 6, 2012 | Tickers: FRT, HON, JCI, MAS, REGN

    Stock market specialist Jim Cramer recommended that you buy these five stocks one month ago on his January 10th and 11th episodes of Mad Money.  In this article, I analyze his picks on a relative value basis and analyze each stock's performance since Mr. Cramer's recommendation. 

    Honeywell International (NYSE: HON): When Jim Cramer recommended this stock a month ago it was at $56.58 per share and as more »

  • 5 Dividend Champions To Pick Up In 2012

    By Michael French - January 30, 2012 | Tickers: MO, EMR, XOM, FRT, LO, PEP, RAI, BFS, WRE

    With a stock market that's been pretty flat and looks set to remain that way, we have to turn our attention to dividend producers to generate income and growth. I have picked a group of 5 diversified stocks that I believe will make an impact in 2012. Please use my research as a starting point for your own due diligence.

    When being number two is'nt all that bad more »