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3 Steady Dividends You Should Buy In 2018

Published Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.
Bad investments can be a drag on your wallet. Let’s take a look at 3 great buys today.

Equity Residential
Equity Residential (EQR) is a great REIT and one of the best apartment REITs. There are several factors that make EQR a strong fit for the buy-and-hold investor. The company only carries a yield of 3.5%, but the dividend is easily covered and has plenty of room to grow.
EQR has an excellent credit rating, desirable properties, great management, and great margins.

Source: EQR investor presentation
The company invests in the coastal markets and stands out with their relatively low leverage and strong credit rating.

Source: EQR investor presentation
Controlling for expenses is important, and so is having conservative leverage:

Source: EQR investor presentation
EQR was focusing on lowering their leverage which makes them the ideal candidate for risk-averse investors.
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Tanger Factory Outlets
My outlook remains bullish on Tanger Factory Outlets (SKT). I have a large position in SKT and I’m debating whether I should add to my position. If SKT had a weak balance sheet, this would be a more challenging situation. However, SKT’s total AFFO exceeds their dividend by a little over $100 million per year. On a per share basis,... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WESTERN ASSET MORTGAGE CAPITAL 9.83   10.7 0.92 1.24 12.58
WHITESTONE REIT 13.84   25.2 0.55 1.14 8.62
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 16.50   21.4 0.77 1.42 8.35
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
EQUITY RESIDENTIAL 85.36   42.7 2.00 2.27 2.69