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REIT Dividends Are Like Snowballs: All You Need Is Wet Snow And A Long Hill

Published Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:37:36 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Last week fellow Seeking Alpha writer David Van Knapp and I were both quick to defend a ridiculous article that was meant to derail the all important dividends paid by real estate investment trusts (REITs). As any "semi-intelligent" investor knows, REITs distribute (by law) at least 90 percent of their taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends and that is what makes the 53 year-old asset sector so special. Accordingly, any company that qualifies as a REIT is permitted to deduct dividends paid to its shareholders from its corporate taxable income. But more often, most REITs remit at least 100 percent of their taxable income to their shareholders and therefore owe no corporate tax. In a previous Seeking Alpha article I explained the value proposition (for REITs): It's not hard to see why investors are attracted to the idea of high-dividend-paying stocks. On the surface,... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL PROPERTIES 9.42   0.0 -1.67 1.00 10.62
CAMPUS CREST COMMUNITIES 6.50   0.0 -16.42 0.66 10.15
WHITESTONE REIT 14.90   58.8 0.25 1.14 7.65
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 13.13   47.1 0.28 0.84 6.40
ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES TRUST 55.64   17.5 312.00 3.42 6.15
WP CAREY & CO 66.93   44.1 1.49 3.76 5.62
INLAND REAL ESTATE 10.50   65.4 0.16 0.57 5.43
MONMOUTH REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 11.11   52.6 0.21 0.60 5.40
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 38.85   23.1 1.68 2.08 5.35
HCP 43.59   21.8 1.98 2.18 5.00
DIGITAL REALTY 67.50   39.1 171.00 3.32 4.92
REALTY INCOME 46.52   58.2 0.79 2.20 4.73
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES 37.80   33.0 1.13 1.68 4.44
EDUCATION REALTY TRUST 11.13   138.9 8.02 0.48 4.31
VENTAS 67.99   43.4 1.55 2.90 4.27
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS 16.02   32.4 0.50 0.64 4.00
KIMCO REALTY 24.54   49.9 0.49 0.96 3.91
WEINGARTEN REALTY INV 35.58   23.3 1.51 1.30 3.65
DUKE REALTY 18.76   42.8 43.14 0.68 3.62
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 35.41   30.8 1.14 0.96 2.71