Published Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:43:49 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Real estate investment trust Stag Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) produces strong core funds from operations growth and is one of my favorite commercial REITs in the stock market today. Stag Industrial has excellent dividend coverage and a diversified real estate portfolio that backs shareholder dividends. As if that wasn't enough, the company's core FFO payout ratio allows for compelling long-term dividend growth. In addition, Stag Industrial is one of a small but growing group of companies that pay shareholders their dividends on a monthly schedule.
As dividend investors we want to make sure that an income vehicle has the capacity to pay us a steady flow of income that, preferably, will increase over time, too. Stag Industrial, in my view, is a quality income vehicle that has robust core funds from operations and, more importantly, excellent dividend coverage stats. With excess dividend coverage present in all of the last six quarters, income investors can buy Stag Industrial today and pocket a regular monthly cash dividend that will likely grow slowly but steadily in the future.
Stag Industrial Has Excellent Dividend Coverage Stats
Real estate investment trusts invest money into a portfolio of real estate properties, have tenants sign long-term lease contracts (often with rent escalators) and use the cash flow from the properties to pay shareholders a dividend. Therefore, since income investors are first and foremost concerned with an income vehicle's dividend... Read more