Published Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:15:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Co-produced with Beyond Saving and PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities.
Mall REITs across the board have been under siege as high-profile bankruptcies like Bonton (OTC:BONT) and Sears Holdings (OTCPK: SHLDQ) have led to vacancies and elevated capital expenditures.
"The Mall" is changing: the oversized box stores with aisle after aisle of things that are perpetually "on sale" have failed to attract the loyalty of modern consumers.
Once upon a time, Sears was a destination that consumers set out for, whether the kids needed back-to-school clothes, dad needed some tools, mom wanted to redecorate, or it was time to upgrade the washer and dryer- Sears was the place to go. Put it on the Sears card and worry about paying for it later.
You just might be a Millennial if your parents didn't have a Sears card.
The ultimate bankruptcy of SHLD has been obvious for a long time. It has been a question of "when", not a question of "if". Now that it has happened, fear has rocked the mall industry. It is at such points of irrational fear that the best investments can be made.
Malls are changing; they are introducing a greater variety of stores. While some brands of clothing stores continue to expand, like Burlington (BURL), Ross (ROST) and H&M, increasingly anchor space is being used for entertainment destinations. Dave & Busters (PLAY), AMC (AMC), Round One, fitness centers, and various dining establishments have been renting spaces. Instead of being... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES||1.20||0.0||-0.95||0.30||25.64|
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