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  • 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 »

  • REITs a Good Play as Real Estate Market Recovers

    By Kyle Colona - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: BRE, TCO, VNQ

    Investors should consider REITs as the broader real estate market recovers. As the economic recovery gathers steam, real estate trusts should show better yields and pricing if and when the housing market definitively recovers.

    A Brief Primer on REITS

    Investing in REITs lets individuals get into the real estate market without actually owning property. A real estate investment trust is a security that sells like a stock, and invests in more »

  • Don't Shop The Mall, Buy The Mall

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: GGP, SPG, TCO, MAC

    With value investors scouring the world of stocks for yield REITs naturally come to mind. Those investors who want some retail exposure and yield gravitate toward the shopping mall REITs. There are four big names in the space and undoubtedly you have visited one of their malls: Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), Taubman Centers (NYSE: TCO), General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) and Macerich (NYSE: MAC).

    If you think the economy more »

  • Two Sigma Advisors’ Best Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: ACAS, ARCC, PDLI, PENN, TCO

    Small-cap stocks don’t get as much attention from analysts, which often leaves them less efficiently priced than their larger peers. As can be expected, hedge funds sometimes take advantage of this by dedicating their research teams to work on the small-cap space.

    In fact, retail investors can use hedge funds' top small-caps as a market-beating strategy; we’ve determined that the most popular small-cap stocks among hedge funds can 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 ).

     

    Strengths:

    • Dividend: Currently, Simon pays out quarterly dividends of $1 more »
  • Realty Income Corporation: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

    By Ryan Guenette - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: ESS, O, TCO

    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).

    Strengths:

    • Dividend: Realty Income pays out monthly dividends of $0.15, which annualized more »
  • 3 REITs I'm Adding to my Watchlist

    By Matthew DiLallo - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, CBL, DDR, TCO

    “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.” – John D. Rockefeller.

    I’ve used the above quote from John D. Rockefeller quite a few times because as an income-seeking investor, I’m always on the lookout for a nice dividend.  Sometimes though you can find that a large future dividend will come in a currently small package.  With some of more »

  • A Tale of Three Midwestern REITs

    By Jonathan Lim - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: GRT, SPG, TCO

    Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT) owns 21 malls and shopping centers outright and six through joint ventures, with eight in Ohio and the remainder spread across 14 other states on both coasts. Its diverse holdings include tourist destinations such as the Jersey Gardens outlet mall in Elizabeth, N.J. and luxury malls such as Westshore Mall in Tampa, Fla., but primarily consist of regional malls that cater to Middle America more »

  • Crexus: A REIT for More Aggressive Investors

    By Maxwell Fisher - May 2, 2012 | Tickers: NLY, CXS.DL, TCO

    Annaly (NYSE: NLY), a manager of Agency guaranteed residential real estate assets, has been delivering strong dividends to investors through a very rough domestic economic cycle. Crexus (NYSE: CXS.DL) distributes its earnings from assets backed by commercial loans. REITS, such as these, are an interesting investment alternative since income and dividend investors are a mainstay of any market cycle. It is wise for any investor, even those with a high more »

  • Retail REITs are Cyclical at Best

    By Mary Posey - April 30, 2012 | Tickers: SPG, SKT, TCO

    Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) is the largest real estate company in the world.  You know those shopping malls where your teenage kids hang out and where your wife spends all of your money?  Chances are, SPG owns it.  They own or have interest in 337 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia.  They also have a 29% stake in 270 shopping centers across Europe through publicly traded more »