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  • McDonald's and Burger King Due for a Comeback

    By Alexander Cho - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, SPG, BK, MAC, WFC

    Some have speculated as to whether restaurants are able to grow at faster rates in the United States, some debate the quality of the eating experience, or changes in customer preference. However, I think that it’s a premature idea to think that because certain fast-food chains aren’t growing at the rates we want them to, that they’re somehow doing something wrong.

    McDonald’s and Burger King

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  • Don't Flip This House! A "Chickens" Real Estate Guide

    By Adem Tahiri - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, SPG, RWO

    Ladies and Gentlemen, it's official, real estate has finally joined the economic recovery.

    Since 2008, the U.S. government has tried nearly everything--including an $8,000 tax incentive for new buyers--to get housing going, and with good reason. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that about three jobs are created every time a new home is built. Just think of all the U.S. jobs that are created more »

  • Commercial Real Estate at Its Best…Or Worst?

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: GGP, HHC, SPG

    It appears that commercial real estate is not the next shoe to drop, meaning it could be the next boom market to follow. Residential real estate has seen an impressive rebound over the last year and this market should help drive the commercial market.

    Not to mention the companies outlined below have impressive exposure to discretionary spending, meaning they could perform nicely on the back of a rebounding economy. I more »

  • 19th Century Holdover With Real Growth Potential

    By Mike Thiessen - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: BXP, SPG, TPL

    Investors with an interest in the real estate market might wish to take a break from traditional residential and commercial REITs to focus on an unusual and possibly unique player in the space: Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL). As a real estate management firm that has been charged with managing and eventually winding down the real estate assets of the long-bankrupt Texas Pacific Railway, this Dallas-based company is a more »

  • Should We Follow Howard Hughes' CEO Into the Company?

    By Anh HOANG - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: GGP, HHC, SPG

    On June 2, David Weinreb, the CEO and Director of Howard Hughes (NYSE: HHC), spent nearly $1 million to accumulate 10,000 shares of the company he is managing at an average price of $99.56 per share. Howard Hughes has experienced a great run-up since the beginning of the year, from around $46 per share to more than $100 per share. Should we follow David Weinreb into Howard Hughes more »

  • A Few REITs to Consider for Your Portfolio

    By Mark Morelli - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, RLJ, SPG, TCO

    By most measures, the real estate market is improving. Some even call it a mini-boom. Can the individual investor take advantage of this?

    Besides buying rental property and becoming a landlord or investing in the obvious (home builders and home improvement centers), one way is to invest in the trend is through real estate investment trusts (REIT).

    REITs that own or invest in apartment buildings and upscale malls are particularly more »

  • Einhorn's 2 Opportunistic Investment Ideas

    By Anh HOANG - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: OIS, SPG, VOD

    In the recent Sohn Conference, David Einhorn showed his bullish attitude towards oil & gas solutions provider Oil States International (NYSE: OIS). David Einhorn stated that he accumulated shares in this company in the first quarter of 2013 at an average price of $77.16 per share. He believes that Oil States International is cheap at its current trading price. Let's take a closer look at the company and another more »

  • No Sign of Negative Returns in this Real Estate ETF

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, HCP, IYR, PSA, SPG

    It is not too often when a real estate investment strategy under review has posted positive returns, for all measuring periods, since inception. This once-in-a-blue-moon program is the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund (NYSEMKT: IYR), a well-diversified ETF that was created on June 12, 2000, that holds 95 different REITs and pays a nice dividend. One attractive feature of the ETF is that only approximately 8.4 more »

  • Unlock the Hidden Value in This Stock

    By Anh HOANG - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, OIS, SPG

    JANA Partners, lead by the famous activist investor Barry Rosenstein, has become active again. In the middle of April, JANA accumulated as much as more than 5 million shares (including options to purchase 824,600 shares) of Oil States International (NYSE: OIS), which was equal a 9.1% stake in the company.

    In its recent 13D filing, JANA reported that the aggregate cost of its Oil States’ stake was around more »

  • Go for GGP’s Dividends, but Watch for J.C. Penney Exposure

    By Poonkulali Thangavelu - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: CBL, GGP, JCP, SPG, MAC

    After emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) has been gaining strength. And as the economy gradually recovers and retail sales start to pick up as consumers gradually increase their spending, retail mall landlords such as General Growth stand to gain.

    The real estate investment trust owns and manages 144 regional malls, of which 18 are located in Brazil, for a grand total of about 135 million more »

  • Three REITs to Avoid

    By Reuben Brewer - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: BXP, SPG, SKT

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are pass-through entities intended to provide investors with large dividend payments. There are a number of REITs today that don't live up to that and should be avoided by income investors, including Simon Properties (NYSE: SPG), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT), and Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP).

    REITs...

    REITs were specifically created to allow investors to invest in institutional level properties. These entities don more »

  • How to Play the Real Estate Resurgence

    By Sterling Raskie - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: AGNC, SFI, SPG, TOL

    Real estate seems to be on the mend. The best way to play this is with four promising stocks that cover different aspect of the property market. Three of them are real estate investment trusts. Two are in mortgages, one in homebuilding, and the fourth in regional shopping malls.

    The first company, iStar Financial (NYSE: SFI) took a beating in 2008. with its non-agency mortgages (read: federally supported organizations like more »

  • How to Play the Real Estate Resurgence

    By Sterling Raskie - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: AGNC, GGP, SFI, SPG, XHB, TOL

    Real estate seems to be on the mend. The best way to play this is with four promising stocks that cover different aspect of the property market. Three of them are real estate investment trusts. Two are in mortgages, one in homebuilding and the fourth in regional shopping malls.

    The first company, iStar Financial (NYSE: SFI) took a beating in 2008, with its non-agency mortgages (read: federally supported organizations like more »

  • How to Play the Real Estate Resurgence

    By Sterling Raskie - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: AGNC, GGP, SFI, SPG, XHB, TOL

    Real estate seems to be on the mend. The best way to play this is with four promising stocks that cover different aspect of the property market. Three of them are real estate investment trusts. Two are in mortgages, one in homebuilding and the fourth in regional shopping malls.

    The first company, iStar Financial (NYSE: SFI) took a beating in 2008, with its non-agency mortgages (read: federally supported organizations like more »

  • Insiders Are Crazy About These REITs

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: MTGE, ARR, NCT, SPG, TWO

    Company insiders should be strongly resistant to buying shares, since it increases company-specific risk rather than diversifying their wealth. Therefore, insider purchases should signal confidence in the company, and it turns out that stocks bought by insiders- particularly multiple insiders- do outperform the market on average (see our analysis of studies on insider trading).

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) often pay high dividend yields, since these companies are required to more »

  • It Takes Time to Unlock Hidden Real Estate Values

    By Anh HOANG - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: SHLD, SPG

    Investing should be simple, but not too simple. Theoretically, we could buy an undervalued business and wait for the market to recognize its true value. However, the waiting time should be taken into consideration. If you could buy a business, which is worth $12, for $10 on the stock market, and that business could reach its fair value in one year, your annualized return will be 20%. If it takes more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin's Top Five Shakeups

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CMCSA, MCD, SPG, TWX

    Billionaire investor and founder of Citadel Advisors, Ken Griffin, shook up his top five holdings during the fourth quarter. With some $115 billion of assets under management, it's worth paying attention when Griffin is rearranging his portfolio to the extent he's done for 4Q. This includes upping his stake in five large-cap stocks, including a couple cable picks and a real estate stock. Griffin founded Citadel in 1990 more »

  • Is This A Company Investors Should Store Their Money In?

    By Ryan Guenette - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, HCP, PSA, SPG, VTR

    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. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a REIT that is a trailblazer in the storage facility industry: Public Storage (NYSE: PSA).

    The Business:

    Warren Buffett once said, “Never invest in a business you can more »

  • Dividend Yield Higher Than Bond Yields... Not A Good Omen

    By Reuben Brewer - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, XOM, GFI, OHI, RDS-B, SPG

    There was a time when investors demanded that equities yield more than bonds. The logic was that bonds were safer and, thus, should return less. Stocks, meanwhile, were riskier and should return more. The notion of capital appreciation killed that logic in the late 1950s.

    However, stock yields are now higher than bond yields for the second time in about five years. Does this mean that stocks are undervalued? Maybe more »

  • This Mall Operator is for the Long Term

    By Anh HOANG - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: GGP, SPG, MAC

    Since 2010, General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) has successfully emerged from bankruptcy to become the second biggest mall operator in the world.  In the past 12 months its share price has advanced nearly 22%. The company has recently announced impressive fourth quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates. Many investors might wonder whether or not General Growth is a decent buy at its current price.  Let's find out.

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