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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
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 25.48   51.0 0.50 2.64 10.06
WHITESTONE REIT 12.34   72.6 0.17 1.14 8.99
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 12.26   15.0 0.82 1.00 7.64
EPR PROPERTIES 57.63   17.2 3.36 4.32 7.32
KIMCO REALTY 14.96   17.2 0.87 1.12 7.23
WP CAREY & CO 59.92   23.5 2.55 4.04 6.62
HCP 21.64   25.2 0.86 1.48 6.60
VENTAS 48.32   12.8 3.77 3.16 6.23
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 22.32   31.9 0.70 1.37 5.93
WEINGARTEN REALTY INV 27.13   10.5 2.59 1.58 5.52
REALTY INCOME 49.18   44.3 1.11 2.63 5.19
EDUCATION REALTY TRUST 31.14   52.8 0.59 1.56 4.90
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES 37.24   25.7 1.45 1.90 4.90
MONMOUTH REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 14.12   35.3 0.40 0.68 4.69
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS 17.16   49.0 0.35 0.78 4.26
DIGITAL REALTY 100.64   99.6 1.01 3.72 3.66
DUKE REALTY 24.77   5.4 4.56 0.80 3.15

OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS - OHI
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS - OHI  


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