National Retail Properties, Inc.
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 ).
- Dividend: Currently, Simon pays out quarterly dividends of $1 more »
Luxor Capital Group, managed by Christian Leone, is a New York-based hedge fund with close to $3 billion in assets under management. Founded just after the turn of the 21st century, the fund has holdings in equity and fixed income investments in many markets throughout the world. Leone’s fund focuses on distressed companies and value-based investing. Luxor’s most recent 13F filings with the SEC show that the fund more »
Recent report displays an economic environment that is mildly darkening. China’s magnificent growth story is not over, but is significantly slowing, prompting officials to scheme up plans for a “soft landing.” The entire continent of Europe is engrossed in recession. The International Monetary Fund is meeting with the purpose of saving the euro currency, which has proven to be a monumental task. The American economy is puttering along, threatening more »
Usually when investors hear that a company is a dividend aristocrat they assume that the stock would be a good long-term hold. In theory, a company doesn't increase its dividend for 25 straight years in a row without some type of stability in their operations. However, I've now looked at several new dividend aristocrats that were added this year and they don't exhibit the same type of stability that more well-known names do. The latest example is a company named, National Retail Properties (NYSE: NNN).
The search for investment returns from non-traditional asset classes has driven the investor appetite to include Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Publicly traded REITs have delivered long-term returns that have low correlation to equity markets in general. The source of such performance is associated with the long term income producing qualities and value appreciation properties of the underlying real estate.
The benefits of acquiring REITs as the holding vehicle of more »
Dividend growth is a wonderful instrument to push down your purchase costs and to increase your initial yield on your investment amount. The higher the growth, the faster your investment pays off.
If we look at dividend growth stocks, we have several investment classes to consider. Dividend Champions are stocks that raised dividends for more than 25 years. Subsequently, there are Dividend Contenders with 10-24 years of consecutive dividend increases more »