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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 Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CYPRESS SHARPRIDGE INV 6.32   6.0 1.05 1.00 15.15
ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET 4.56   9.7 0.47 0.60 12.47
CHIMERA INVESTMENT 16.76   6.4 2.61 2.00 11.70
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 10.03   7.5 1.33 1.20 11.53
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 17.94   9.2 1.96 2.16 11.38
DYNEX CAPITAL 6.02   13.7 0.44 0.72 11.27
MFA FINANCIAL 7.12   9.0 0.79 0.80 10.82
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INV TRUST 16.67   11.3 1.48 1.88 10.80
INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL 15.37   5.6 2.75 1.68 10.39
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST 20.25   12.3 1.65 1.92 9.49
CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE 8.35   12.6 0.66 0.76 8.70
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST 25.44   18.2 1.40 2.08 7.91
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 12.26   15.0 0.82 1.00 7.64
REDWOOD TRUST 14.65   9.0 1.62 1.12 7.26
INVESTORS REAL ESTATE 4.65   14.1 0.33 0.28 5.73
AGREE REALTY 47.10   22.5 2.09 2.08 4.37
SUN COMMUNITIES 87.56   103.0 0.85 2.68 3.01
RESOURCE CAPITAL 8.69   32.2 0.27 0.20 2.21
NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE  

CYPRESS SHARPRIDGE INV - CYS
CYPRESS SHARPRIDGE INV - CYS  


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