With the S&P 500 recently hitting new all time highs, some investors fear we are overheating. One way to take a little risk off the table is by investing in attractive big-dividend REITs, which tend to rise and fall less with the overall market, but keep paying those big dividends throughout if you select them right. Despite, some analysts arguments that even REITs are overheating, many of them remain a much safer bet (with much higher income) compared to the overall market. This article addresses REIT valuation concerns, as well as overall market concerns in light of the Fed’s changing interest rate posture and where we seem to be (very late) in the current economic cycle. We conclude with our Top 10 Big-Dividend REITs worth considering.
If you’re going to manage some/all of your own investments, you ought to have some idea of your portfolio’s beta risk (so you can make sure it is appropriate for your goals). This week’s Weekly shares the updated performance data for each of our current holdings (as well as our “Contenders List”), and we’ve also included each position’s “beta” risk to help you gauge your risk exposure relative to your long-term investment goals. We’ve also highlighted a couple attractive investment opportunities.
Realty Income (O) is a popular monthly dividend paying REIT that has recently started to invest outside the US. This article considers whether this international forage is a good idea or if the company is now desperate for opportunities. We also consider the company’s portfolio, balance sheet, competitive advantages, dividend safety, valuation, and conclude with our opinion on whether or not Realty Income is still an attractive investment opportunity for long-term income-focused investors.
As the market has climbed dramatically this year, so too have many popular high yield REITs, such as SPG, O, WELL, VTR, OHI, STAG and WPC. And despite the Fed’s recently decreased interest rate hawkishness, it is still concerning to see these popular “safe haven” REITs did NOT fall nearly as hard as the rest of the market during Q4 and their share prices & valuations are now unusually high. When sentiment changes, these popular REITS are due for a pullback, perhaps a big one. This article reviews valuations and concludes with our opinions.
Market fear spiked on Friday (the VIX was up 28.5%), and the Dow Jones experienced its biggest weekly decline in over 2 years (-4.1%). Interestingly, many higher yielding stocks also sold off significantly, and this article highlights ten that we believe are attractive and worth considering, especially following the selloff.
If you’re an income-focused contrarian investor, big-dividend REITs may have caught your attention this year considering they’re underperformed the market (SPY) significantly. This week’s Blue Harbinger Weekly shares our brief views on ten big-dividend REITs, and without sharing which ones are attractive “value plays” and which ones are dangerous “value traps,” here are the ten: CBL & Associates (CBL), Taubman Centers (TCO), Realty Income (O), Uniti Group (UNIT), Washington Prime (WPG), Tanger Factory Outlet (SKT), Sabra Health (SBRA), Pennsylvania REIT (PEI), and Ventas Healthcare (VTR), and General Growth Properties (GGP).
Realty Income (O) pays a big monthly dividend (+4.7%), but its price is down, and many investors are not happy. The company has a strong track record of success since it was first listed on the NYSE in 1994, but what has Realty Income done lately? Considering the horrible 1-year performance for the Real Estate sector, we intend for this to be the first in a series of REIT articles in the coming weeks. This article reviews Realty Income’s financial position, its current valuation, and our outlook for its future performance.
As a follow up to “part I” in this series, this “part II” article highlights more attractive healthy-dividend companies. We’re sticking with the theme that investors should NOT blindly chase after the highest yielding securities, but rather focus on those with the healthiest yields. We highlight a handful of healthy yielders including one that we own in our Blue Harbinger Disciplined Growth portfolio.
In a return to the basics, this week's Weekly provides details for a handful of safe big-dividend stocks that we consider very attractive. Long-term, contrarian opportunities that we believe are worth considering.