Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:57:47 GMT on The Motley Fool
Dividend investing is popular again. Investors have taken to heart Jeremy Siegel's studies, which show that higher-yielding stocks tend to offer greater returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks.
The highest dividend yields can be very tantalizing. As long as a stock yielding 15% doesn't lose value, you'll make 15% in one year! In more cases than not, however, an astronomical yield is a bad sign for a stock. Since dividend yields and stock prices move in opposite directions, a high yield usually means that investors have begun to worry about the business, and driven down its stock price.Most real estate companies are organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. They do this so that they can get around the double taxation issue that most investors face. REITs don't pay taxes as long as they distribute at least 90% of their income as dividends. The investor holding shares of the REIT then has to pay taxes on those dividends as though they are income. This differs from most dividends which are taxed at a lower rate.... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|CYPRESS SHARPRIDGE INV||8.54||0.0||-2.88||1.28||14.99|
|INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL||16.78||17.0||0.99||2.00||11.92|
|AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY||22.02||6.8||3.24||2.60||11.81|
|ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT||11.04||3.1||3.53||1.20||10.87|
|PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INV TRUST||23.34||8.2||2.89||2.36||10.11|
|STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST||23.70||13.3||178.00||1.92||8.10|
|HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST||27.88||38.5||0.71||1.92||6.89|
|MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST||13.02||22.0||0.59||0.84||6.45|
|NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE||15.84||0.0||-0.78||1.00||6.31|
|ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET||5.11||10.5||0.49||0.32||6.26|
|INVESTORS REAL ESTATE||8.65||116.0||0.07||0.52||6.01|
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