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Fat Dividend Yields To Beef Up Your Portfolio In 2018

Published Wed, 16 May 2018 08:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.
Many great dividend growth stocks focus on meeting simple needs of customers.

It should be no surprise that many dividend champions are consumer staples.
Without the great recession, some apartment REITs might be much further on the road to being dividend champions. The apartment REITs are a very attractive segment for investing.
Many income investors would consider a position in owning physical rental housing as a very reasonable part of their retirement plan. Purchasing a REIT that invests in that segment is a much simpler way to get the same exposure.
Investors can also find very solid dividend yields from preferred shares.
For investors interested in The REIT Forum’s preferred share ratings, see my guide to preferred shares. I also have a guide for preferred share dividend captures.
Apartment Investment & Management Company AIMCO (AIV) is a medium-sized apartment REIT with an investment grade balance sheet. They carry a risk rating of “2.5” which is the highest among the big 7 apartment REITs. For those that aren’t familiar with my rating system, here is a general guide:

Source: The REIT Forum
The apartment REIT sector is currently very attractive. A significant decline in the share prices of the apartment REITs created a great opportunity for long-term investors. The sector should witness solid average growth... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MFA FINANCIAL 7.27   10.5 0.69 0.80 11.08
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 20.53   46.7 0.44 1.42 6.86
AT&T 30.77   10.7 2.87 2.04 6.57
ALTRIA GROUP 56.55   15.4 3.68 3.20 5.72
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 88.27   17.4 5.08 4.56 5.00
VERIZON COMM 60.08   15.9 3.77 2.41 4.03
TARGET 78.53   14.2 5.51 2.56 3.27
APARTMENT INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT 50.03   11.6 4.31 1.56 3.12
INTEL 52.78   11.8 4.48 1.26 2.37
MICROSOFT 117.66   27.3 4.31 1.84 1.57
APPLE 188.74   15.5 12.16 2.92 1.53
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES 25.97   81.2 0.32 0.00 0.00
GOOGLE 1193.00   27.3 43.70 0.00 0.00
SPRINT NEXTEL 6.29   78.6 0.08 0.00 0.00