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The Hottest High-Yield Sector This Fall

Published Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:15:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Looking for what's hot vs. what's not in the high-yield space? Take a gander at the performance of the four high-yield sectors. Although Utilities have a slightly higher overall yield of 2.89%, it's the Real Estate sector which has outperformed both the market and the other high-yield sectors over the past month, quarter, year, and so far in 2019.
If Gomer Pyle was here, he might just drawl his famous line, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!." There has been no shortage of media coverage on the Real Estate sector here on SA and in the financial press in 2019.
Top 10 Performance:
We drilled down to see how the top 10 high-yield companies within this sector have performed vs. the real estate and financial sectors and vs. the market. Excepting over the past year, the top 10's average price performance has bested both sectors and the market in all of these time periods. Although the top 10 trailed the overall sector over the past year, they still gained an average of 20.55%, vs. 25.17% for the real estate sector, and just 6.73% for the S&P 500.
These are the companies which comprise this Top 10. It's a mixed group of small and mid-cap firms, mostly REIT's of many flavors, involved in Healthcare, Retail, Residential, and Diversified real estate holdings:
Retail Properties of America (RPAI) is the top performer over the past month, gaining 8.2%. It's closely followed by BRT Apartments (BRT), with an 8.14% gain. In contrast to the S&P 500, which has lost -.60%... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
NEW SENIOR INVESTMENT GROUP 6.41   0.0 -1.56 0.52 8.39
SABRA HEALTHCARE REIT 22.49   204.4 0.11 1.80 8.28
KITE REALTY GROUP TRUST 15.92   0.0 -0.27 1.27 8.07
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 41.16   32.4 1.27 2.64 6.57
BRT REALTY TRUST 14.42   0.0 -0.23 0.80 5.56
RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AMERICA 12.00   36.4 0.33 0.66 5.48
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 18.94   7.3 2.61 1.04 5.30


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