The 25 Highest-Yielding REITs

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                                 ISIN Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INV TRUST
US70931T1034 13.78   12.0 1.15 1.88 14.12
RESOURCE CAPITAL
US76120W3025 12.36   0.0 -0.41 1.68 13.57
CHIMERA INVESTMENT
US16934Q1094 14.58   10.6 1.38 1.92 13.38
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY
US02503X1054 18.84   0.0 -1.04 0.00 12.92
DYNEX CAPITAL
US26817Q5062 6.66   0.0 -0.42 0.84 12.86
CYPRESS SHARPRIDGE INV
US23281A3077 8.22   0.0 -0.11 1.04 12.81
ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET
US0373471012 4.72   0.0 0.00 0.00 12.71
NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE
US66704R1005 13.00   0.0 -1.84 1.60 12.59
INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL
US46131B1008 12.99   32.5 0.40 1.60 12.50
MFA FINANCIAL
US55272X1028 7.08   9.0 0.79 0.80 11.49
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
US0357104092 10.85   0.0 -0.02 1.20 11.30
HATTERAS FINANCIAL
US41902R1032 16.33   52.7 0.31 1.80 11.19
CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE
US14067E5069 9.72   10.7 0.91 1.04 10.79
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST
US85571B1052 19.44   10.2 1.90 1.92 9.97
REDWOOD TRUST
US7580754023 13.21   11.6 1.14 1.12 8.78
INVESTORS REAL ESTATE
US4617301035 6.39   13.0 0.49 0.52 8.31
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST
US44106M1027 26.35   27.2 0.97 2.04 7.83
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST
US58463J3041 14.11   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.48
AGREE REALTY
US0084921008 43.07   19.9 2.16 1.86 4.34
SUN COMMUNITIES
US8666741041 71.64   29.0 2.47 2.60 3.65