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  • Healthcare REITS You Should Look Into

    By Damon Churchwell - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: HCN, LTC, MPW, NHI

    A brief review of some healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) encouraged me to delve further given their favorable yields and likely prospects for growth over the three-to five-year period. Indeed, it seems that the current/ pending nonresidential construction upturn that usually lags housing would render these investments worthy of consideration at this time. An overview of several firms' operations and valuations should help readers make informed investment decisions.

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  • Which of These REITs Is Cheap Enough to Buy?

    By Bob Ciura - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: DLR, HCN, O

    One asset class that has received extra attention from investors over the past year, because of their tendency to provide market-trouncing dividend yields, is real estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies invest in real estate properties, and can offer such attractive yields because they are required to distribute 90% of their income to shareholders as part of their favorable tax structures.

    Many REITs are on a tear since the beginning more »

  • Why Not Only Old-Timers Should Be Interested In This Specialty REIT

    By Ryan Guenette - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCP, HCN, SNH, VTR

    One of the major real estate investment trusts invested in health care facilities, Ventas (NYSE: VTR), has risen only 1.13% in 2013, compared to the 12.93% return offered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    Ventas is a real estate investment trust invested in health care facilities, including senior housing, specialty care facilities, hospitals, and medical office buildings in 46 states and 2 Canadian provinces. As of the end more »

  • How to Play the Baby Boom

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCN, VTR

    With the number of baby boomers growing by 10,000 per day, there has to be money to be made somewhere, right? Baby boomers include individuals born between 1946 and 1964, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, baby boomers make up over 25% of the U.S. population, or an estimated 78 million people.

    Currently, only 13% of Americans are 65 or older, but by 2030, at least more »

  • This Trio Will Benefit From Aging Boomers

    By Reuben Brewer - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CAH, HCN, OHI

    People are living longer and longer lives. That's a medical miracle, but also a social problem. The human body becomes increasingly frail as it ages, thus requiring more and more care. Here are a few companies set to benefit from this trend.

    How Old?

    On June 12, Bloomberg reported that Jiroemon Kimura of Japan had died at the age of 116. According to Guinness World Records he had lived more »

  • Alzheimer's: A Growth Market For Healthcare REITs

    By Reuben Brewer - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: HCP, HCN, OHI

    “Nonpartisan RAND Corp. estimates that by 2040, the number of Americans afflicted [by Alzheimer's] will have doubled, as will the costs.” Bloomberg's article laments the sequestration cuts to medical research into this growing issue, but the statistic is a major reason to like healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs) like HCP (NYSE: HCP), Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN), and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI).

    A Growing Problem

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  • 3 Simple REITs With Great Yields

    By Daniel Paterson - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: GOV, HCN, OHI

    When I first starting investing I was highly intrigued by companies like American Capital Agency Group or Annaly Capital Management. I saw companies trading less than 15 times earnings with dividend yields above 10%. How did companies like this exist? Why wasn't everyone buying these companies?

    A little more research revealed that these companies were mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (mREITS) and that they made their money through government more »

  • A Nontraditional REIT Capitalizing on One of the Fastest Growing Industries in the World

    By Ryan Guenette - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, EXR, HCP, HCN, PSA

    The owner and operator of the largest independent portfolio of wireless communications and broadcast towers in North America, American Tower Corporation(NYSE: AMT), is only up 0.74% year to date, a far cry from the 15.35% return offered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  

    As of September 2012, the company operated a tower portfolio of roughly 50,699 sites in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, India more »

  • A Health Care REIT Capitalizing on the Aging Population of the United States

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCP, HCN, LTC, NHI

    A leading health care real estate investment trust, HCP Incorporated(NYSE: HCP) has only risen 6.36% so far in 2013, more than 10% short of the return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  

    HCP is a real estate investment trust invested in property primarily servicing the health care industry. Senior housing, post-acute/ skilled nursing, life science, medical offices, and hospitals are the company’s main breeds more »

  • Searching for Attractively Valued Real Estate Investment Trusts

    By Bob Ciura - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: DLR, HCN, O

    It’s a frustrating time to be an income investor. The combination of historically low interest rates and rising equity markets has brought yields down significantly in recent months.

    One asset class that has received extra attention over the past couple years, because of their tendency to provide solid income above and beyond the yield available on the S&P 500, is real estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies invest more »

  • Health Care REIT Growth Likely to Continue

    By Reuben Brewer - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: HCP, HCN, OHI

    Health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) have performed impressively over the last decade. Once yielding 10% or more, the best companies now have yields below 5%. While the prices of these REITs may have run up, their growth prospects still remain strong.

    What a run!

    At the turn of the century, shares of Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) traded hands in the mid-teens. More recently, the stock traded over more »

  • Got Health Care?

    By Kyle Colona - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: CVS, HCN, JNJ

    Since the financial crisis of 2008 health care has been one of the best performing sectors in the market. And that trend should continue for the rest of 2013. This article will look at some investment options for retail investors.

    The Health Care Sector at a Glance

    Health care is a broad and diverse sector. Companies in this industry provide a wide range of healthcare services. This includes medical care more »

  • This "Safe" Investment Is Going to Burn You

    By Adem Tahiri - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: HCN, BSV, VYM

    The bond market is the largest financial market on earth. Believe it or not bonds are bought more often than stocks--several times over. For years investors have flocked to the bond market for safety, but that safety net is starting to look more like a safety trap.

    Because of the Federal Reserve’s bond buying policy (quantitative easing) yields have been destroyed, offering little return. And since bond yields move more »

  • Are These REITs Overvalued?

    By Bob Ciura - March 17, 2013 | Tickers: HCP, HCN, O

    For income and/or value investors, the search for attractively valued dividend-paying stocks is never done. An asset class that has received extra attention over the past couple years, because of their tendency to provide solid income above and beyond the rates available on the S&P 500, is real estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies invest in real estate properties directly, either through properties or mortgages, and can offer more »

  • Why This Income Investment Isn't REIT for You

    By Reuben Brewer - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, HCN, OHI, O, SBY

    LPL Financial recently agreed to pay $2 million in restitution and a $500,000 fine to settle charges that its brokers were improperly selling nontraded real estate investment trusts (REITs). This isn't the first company to face charges in relation to these REITs. Investors should avoid these securities, no matter how enticing the sales pitch, and stick to publicly traded REITs.

  • The New Investors Playbook: REIT Edition

    By Adem Tahiri - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: CCG, EQR, HCN, RWO

    Take the boom of 2004, mix in the bust of 2007, throw in the Fed hinting at higher mortgage rates, and what do you have? A real estate market that’s downright scary to new investors. But fear not, Fool -- you haven’t missed the rally.

    Introducing: The Real Estate Investors Playbook

    Despite the recent rise for housing related stocks, any "interest rate" driven sell-off in Real Estate is your more »

  • Invest Like A Pro in Real Estate and Health Care

    By John Kolb - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: HCN, OHI, SNH

    There are two types of investments that can be very difficult for the average investor to take advantage of. One is health care stocks and the other is real estate. I am proposing a very simple way one can kill two birds with one stone and if history repeats itself you could see very substantial above average returns.

    One of the most popular bench marks for investors to use today more »

  • The “Great Rotation” Nonsense

    By Reuben Brewer - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: CA, XOM, HCP, HCN, LMT, RDS-B, TOT, VTR

    The stock market hit massive air pockets when the technology and housing bubbles burst. It has come back from both, but still hasn't offered investors great returns. In fact, if you look from market peak to market peak, stocks haven't gone anywhere in years. Now, with the markets hitting all time highs again, if ever so slightly, some market pundits are calling for more advances on the theory more »

  • Housing Goes Haywire: The Boomers Are Here!

    By Reuben Brewer - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: AIV, EQR, HCP, HCN, OHI

    The last 65 years in U.S. history should probably live under the heading “The Baby Boomers are Coming.” This single demographic, largely because of its size, has had so many profound impacts on society it is almost unbelievable. Now, with the boomers entering the next phase of their lives, retirement, there are going to be more changes. One notable area to look at is the property market.

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  • Four Dividend All-Stars Going Ex-Dividend in February

    By Karin Hernandez - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: CMS, HCN, MMP, SXL

    I’ve been analyzing and writing about dividend companies for over six months, looking to build what I believe is the best Dividend Portfolio. I developed a complete ratings system, through which I assign scores to a company based on seven separate criteria I have chosen to represent superior dividend-paying potential, as well as possible gains in share price.

    So far I have selected seven companies for my Portfolio. I more »

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