These 10 REITs Gained Over 10% in 2018

Dividend Yield: 3.3%

Total Gain: $2.4B

2018 % Gain: 10.9%

7. Education Realty Trust [EDR]

Education Realty Trust focuses on the acquisition and development of housing communities near university campuses.

It has a market cap of $3.3B and has risen 21.5% in 2018. EDR has an impressive earnings history that has driven shares of the REIT upwards.

In fact, EDR has beaten earnings estimates by 270% in Q2, 121% in Q1, a “slow” 28% in Q4’17 and 80% in Q3 2017. Growth spurt, anyone?

Dividend Yield: 3.8%

Total Gain: $591M

2018 % Gain: 21.5%

8. EastGroup Properties [EGP]

EastGroup Properties [EGP] acquires and operates industrial properties in the United States.

It currently has a market value $3.45B and is up 11.1% in 2018.

Its portfolio consists of distribution facilities in Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina.

Large dividend payouts from REIT’s continue to entice investors and EGP raised dividends by 12.5% in its latest quarter. EGP has in fact increased dividends for seven consecutive years now.

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Total Gain: $341M

2018 % Gain: 11.1%

9. EPR Properties [EPR]

EPR Properties engages in the development and leasing of theatres and entertainment centers. With a market cap of $5.2B, EPS has risen almost 12% in 2018.

EPR’s revenue is estimated to rise 13.3% in 2018 and 5.4% in 2019. The stock is currently trading at $69.84, with a high analyst target estimate of $71—meaning there’s still room for growth.

Dividend Yield: 6.1%

Total Gain: $552M

2018 % Gain: 12%

10. Granite Point Mortgage Trust [GPMT]

Another mortgage REIT, Granite Point Mortgage Trust focuses on originating, investing and managing senior commercial mortgage loans and other debt for CRE investments.

Close to billionaire status, GPMT has a market cap of $828M and has seen 12.3% jump in 2018 to date.

Similar to other REITs in this list, GPMT has benefitted from encouraging revenue growth in 2018. Analysts expect revenue to rise 24% in 2018 and 18.5% in 2019.

Dividend Yield: 8.3%

Total Gain: $155M

2018 Gain: 12.3%

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