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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