U.S. – Top Yield Equity REITs by Sector

Here is a look at the best and worst yielding stocks by sector. Note that the list includes all equity REIT stocks, which have been ranked by sector and dividend yield, from highest to lowest.

  • Total 169 Equity REITs
  • Ranked by Sector and Dividend Yield
  • Last Week Share Price Percent Change – 01 May 2015 vs. 24 April 2015
  • Annual Dividend – Latest quarterly dividend multiplied by 4 or latest monthly dividend multiplied by 12
  • Dividend Yield – As of 01 May 2015

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Property Sector Company Ticker Last week Share Price Percent Change Annual Dividend Div. Yield Sector’s Median Div. Yield
Diversified Select Income REIT SIR (1.3) 2.0 8.6 5.2
Diversified NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. NRF 0.2 1.6 8.4 5.2
Diversified Whitestone REIT WSR (4.6) 1.1 7.7 5.2
Diversified Lexington Realty Trust LXP (3.1) 0.7 7.3 5.2
Diversified Investors Real Estate Trust IRET (2.2) 0.5 7.2 5.2
Diversified One Liberty Properties, Inc. OLP (5.2) 1.6 7.0 5.2
Diversified Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. AHH (1.6) 0.7 6.6 5.2
Diversified GEO Group Inc GEO (8.0) 2.5 6.4 5.2
Diversified EPR Properties EPR (2.7) 3.6 6.3 5.2
Diversified Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. WI GLPI (2.5) 2.2 6.1 5.2
Diversified W.P. Carey Inc. WPC (3.6) 3.8 6.0 5.2
Diversified Corrections Corporation of America CXW (7.1) 2.2 5.9 5.2
Diversified Iron Mountain, Inc. IRM (5.3) 1.9 5.5 5.2
Diversified Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE (4.9) 1.2 4.8 5.2
Diversified OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT (1.6) 1.4 4.7 5.2
Diversified Lamar Advertising Company Class A LAMR (3.6) 2.7 4.7 5.2
Diversified Gladstone Land Corp. LAND (1.8) 0.5 4.0 5.2
Diversified Winthrop Realty Trust FUR (0.7) 0.7 4.0 5.2
Diversified Alexander’s, Inc. ALX (2.2) 14.0 3.2 5.2
Diversified Gramercy Property Trust Inc. GPT (4.0) 0.8 3.0 5.2
Diversified Vornado Realty Trust VNO (2.8) 2.5 2.4 5.2
Diversified Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. SBY (3.5) 0.4 2.3 5.2
Diversified American Assets Trust, Inc. AAT (2.9) 0.9 2.3 5.2
Diversified Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust SWAY (1.2) 0.6 2.2 5.2
Diversified American Homes 4 Rent Class A AMH (2.2) 0.2 1.2 5.2
Diversified American Residential Properties, Inc. ARPI (1.5) 5.2
Health Care Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH (4.3) 1.6 7.6 5.1
Health Care Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW (5.1) 0.9 6.3 5.1
Health Care Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI (5.8) 2.2 6.0 5.1
Health Care New Senior Investment Group Inc SNR (2.2) 0.9 5.7 5.1
Health Care HCP, Inc. HCP (4.4) 2.3 5.6 5.1
Health Care Physicians Realty Trust DOC (5.6) 0.9 5.4 5.1
Health Care Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. SBRA (3.9) 1.6 5.2 5.1
Health Care CareTrust REIT Inc CTRE (7.2) 0.6 5.1 5.1
Health Care National Health Investors, Inc. NHI (3.3) 3.4 5.1 5.1
Health Care Universal Health Realty Income Trust UHT (5.6) 2.5 5.0 5.1
Health Care LTC Properties, Inc. LTC (2.4) 2.0 4.7 5.1
Health Care Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated HR (3.7) 1.2 4.6 5.1
Health Care Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN (4.7) 3.3 4.6 5.1
Health Care Ventas, Inc. VTR (4.8) 3.2 4.6 5.1
Health Care Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Class A HTA (3.9) 1.2 4.4 5.1
Lodging/Resorts Hospitality Properties Trust HPT (3.6) 2.0 6.6 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. AHT (7.4) 0.5 5.4 4.1
Lodging/Resorts LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO (4.2) 1.8 4.9 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. RHP (3.9) 2.6 4.5 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Chesapeake Lodging Trust CHSP (5.2) 1.4 4.5 4.1
Lodging/Resorts RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ (3.0) 1.3 4.4 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Hersha Hospitality Trust Class A HT (2.9) 0.3 4.4 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Chatham Lodging Trust CLDT (5.4) 1.2 4.3 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. XHR (4.6) 0.9 4.2 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. HST (1.8) 0.8 3.9 4.1
Lodging/Resorts DiamondRock Hospitality Company DRH (4.0) 0.5 3.7 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Sotherly Hotels Inc. SOHO 0.4 0.3 3.7 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., INN (1.6) 0.5 3.5 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB (6.3) 1.2 2.8 4.1
Lodging/Resorts FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated FCH (3.4) 0.2 1.4 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. SHO (4.8) 0.2 1.3 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. AHP (2.3) 0.2 1.3 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. BEE (1.9) 4.1
Timber CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Class A CTT 0.2 0.5 4.3 4.1
Timber Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. PCL (0.8) 1.8 4.2 4.1
Timber Potlatch Corporation PCH (1.6) 1.5 4.1 4.1
Timber Rayonier Inc. RYN (1.0) 1.0 3.9 4.1
Timber Weyerhaeuser Company WY (1.0) 1.2 3.6 4.1
Retail Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. SRC (3.7) 0.7 6.0 4.0
Retail CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBL (6.0) 1.1 5.8 4.0
Retail Agree Realty Corporation ADC (1.8) 1.8 5.8 4.0
Retail Inland Real Estate Corporation IRC (3.1) 0.6 5.5 4.0
Retail Getty Realty Corp. GTY (1.4) 0.9 5.0 4.0
Retail Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A UBA (0.5) 1.0 4.9 4.0
Retail Realty Income Corporation O (4.8) 2.3 4.8 4.0
Retail STORE Capital Corporation STOR (4.4) 1.0 4.8 4.0
Retail Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust RPT (3.6) 0.8 4.5 4.0
Retail Excel Trust, Inc EXL 0.4 0.7 4.5 4.0
Retail Retail Properties of America, Inc. Class A RPAI (2.3) 0.7 4.4 4.0
Retail National Retail Properties, Inc. NNN (6.0) 1.7 4.4 4.0
Retail Weingarten Realty Investors WRI (2.9) 1.4 4.1 4.0
Retail Rouse Properties, Inc. RSE (3.2) 0.7 4.1 4.0
Retail Kite Realty Group Trust KRG (1.8) 1.1 4.1 4.0
Retail DDR Corp. DDR (4.0) 0.7 4.0 4.0
Retail Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. ROIC (4.5) 0.7 4.0 4.0
Retail Kimco Realty Corporation KIM (4.6) 1.0 4.0 4.0
Retail Brixmor Property Group, Inc. BRX (3.9) 0.9 3.8 4.0
Retail Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PEI (0.7) 0.8 3.7 4.0
Retail Urban Edge Properties UE (3.8) 0.8 3.6 4.0
Retail Equity One, Inc. EQY (3.9) 0.9 3.5 4.0
Retail Saul Centers, Inc. BFS (6.1) 1.7 3.4 4.0
Retail Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. SKT (1.3) 1.1 3.4 4.0
Retail Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG (2.4) 6.0 3.3 4.0
Retail Macerich Company MAC (0.9) 2.6 3.2 4.0
Retail Taubman Centers, Inc. TCO (0.4) 2.3 3.1 4.0
Retail Acadia Realty Trust AKR (4.3) 1.0 3.1 4.0
Retail Regency Centers Corporation REG (4.3) 1.9 3.1 4.0
Retail WP GLIMCHER, Inc WPG (3.3) 0.4 2.9 4.0
Retail Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. CDR (4.2) 0.2 2.8 4.0
Retail Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT (3.8) 3.5 2.6 4.0
Retail General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP (3.0) 0.7 2.4 4.0
Retail American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Class A ARCP 1.5 4.0
Infrastructure CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. CORR (1.0) 0.5 7.8 3.9
Infrastructure Crown Castle International Corp CCI (3.3) 3.3 3.9 3.9
Infrastructure American Tower Corporation AMT (1.9) 1.7 1.8 3.9
Diversified – Data Center DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DFT (4.5) 1.7 5.4 3.7
Diversified – Data Center Digital Realty Trust, Inc. DLR (3.9) 3.4 5.3 3.7
Diversified – Data Center CyrusOne, Inc. CONE 1.3 1.3 3.9 3.7
Diversified – Data Center CoreSite Realty Corporation COR (4.9) 1.7 3.5 3.7
Diversified – Data Center QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Class A QTS (2.1) 1.3 3.4 3.7
Diversified – Data Center Equinix, Inc. EQIX 5.2 6.8 2.6 3.7
Residential Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Class A BRG 1.6 1.2 8.3 3.7
Residential Independence Realty Trust, Inc. IRT (2.9) 0.7 7.9 3.7
Residential UMH Properties, Inc. UMH (1.8) 0.7 7.1 3.7
Residential Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. APTS (1.4) 0.7 6.5 3.7
Residential Trade Street Residential, Inc. TSRE (3.6) 0.4 5.4 3.7
Residential Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR (6.1) 1.4 4.3 3.7
Residential Sun Communities, Inc. SUI (6.0) 2.6 4.2 3.7
Residential Home Properties, Inc. HME 8.4 3.0 4.1 3.7
Residential Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. MAA (0.7) 3.1 4.0 3.7
Residential American Campus Communities, Inc. ACC (4.4) 1.5 3.8 3.7
Residential Camden Property Trust CPT (3.0) 2.8 3.7 3.7
Residential UDR, Inc. UDR (1.7) 1.1 3.4 3.7
Residential Monogram Residential Trust Inc MORE 1.2 0.3 3.1 3.7
Residential Apartment Investment and Management Company Class A AIV (1.1) 1.2 3.1 3.7
Residential AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB (2.1) 5.0 3.0 3.7
Residential Equity Residential EQR (2.3) 2.2 3.0 3.7
Residential Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 0.2 0.8 2.9 3.7
Residential Post Properties, Inc. PPS (0.2) 1.6 2.8 3.7
Residential Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ELS (3.5) 1.5 2.8 3.7
Residential Essex Property Trust, Inc. ESS (1.0) 5.8 2.6 3.7
Residential Campus Crest Communities, Inc. CCG (2.5) 3.7
Industrial/Office Government Properties Income Trust GOV (7.2) 1.7 8.4 3.6
Industrial/Office Gladstone Commercial Corporation GOOD (3.9) 1.5 8.4 3.6
Industrial/Office City Office REIT, Inc. CIO (0.2) 0.9 7.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Chambers Street Properties CSG (5.0) 0.5 6.8 3.6
Industrial/Office Franklin Street Properties Corp. FSP (5.7) 0.8 6.4 3.6
Industrial/Office STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG (3.8) 1.4 6.2 3.6
Industrial/Office Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Class A MNR (3.7) 0.6 5.8 3.6
Industrial/Office First Potomac Realty Trust FPO (6.1) 0.6 5.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Liberty Property Trust LPT (1.6) 1.9 5.5 3.6
Industrial/Office BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. BMR (3.8) 1.0 5.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Class A PDM (3.3) 0.8 4.8 3.6
Industrial/Office New York REIT, Inc. NYRT (3.1) 0.5 4.7 3.6
Industrial/Office Parkway Properties, Inc. PKY (3.3) 0.8 4.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP (2.4) 1.2 4.5 3.6
Industrial/Office Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC (5.8) 1.1 4.2 3.6
Industrial/Office Brandywine Realty Trust BDN (2.8) 0.6 4.1 3.6
Industrial/Office EastGroup Properties, Inc. EGP (4.9) 2.3 4.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW (5.1) 1.7 4.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Prologis, Inc. PLD (5.0) 1.4 3.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Duke Realty Corporation DRE (2.0) 0.7 3.4 3.6
Industrial/Office DCT Industrial Trust Inc. DCT (2.2) 1.1 3.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CLI (3.7) 0.6 3.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Cousins Properties Incorporated CUZ (4.6) 0.3 3.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. REXR (5.9) 0.5 3.2 3.6
Industrial/Office Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. ARE (0.9) 3.0 3.2 3.6
Industrial/Office Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO (6.0) 0.6 3.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Douglas Emmett, Inc DEI (2.4) 0.8 2.9 3.6
Industrial/Office PS Business Parks, Inc. PSB (4.1) 2.0 2.6 3.6
Industrial/Office First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. FR (0.9) 0.5 2.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Paramount Group, Inc. PGRE (3.8) 0.4 2.1 3.6
Industrial/Office Kilroy Realty Corporation KRC (4.6) 1.4 2.0 3.6
Industrial/Office SL Green Realty Corp. SLG (4.7) 2.4 2.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Boston Properties, Inc. BXP (3.6) 2.6 2.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Class A ESRT (1.5) 0.3 1.9 3.6
Industrial/Office Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. HPP (4.6) 0.5 1.7 3.6
Industrial/Office Easterly Government Properties, Inc. DEA (2.6) 3.6
Industrial/Office Equity Commonwealth EQC (1.6) 3.6
Self Storage Public Storage PSA (1.8) 6.8 3.6 3.1
Self Storage Sovran Self Storage, Inc. SSS (3.5) 3.0 3.4 3.1
Self Storage Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR (1.6) 1.9 2.8 3.1
Self Storage CubeSmart CUBE (0.9) 0.6 2.7 3.1

Notes from the author

This is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. The highest-yield stocks are not necessarily the best choice for your portfolio. The purpose of this ranking is to shorten your stock analysis by enabling comparison of stock and sector performance. This is a snapshot of information available on 01 May 2015. Please perform your own due diligence before acting. The equity REITs are constituent companies of the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index as of 31 March 2015. Companies whose equity market capitalization is lower than $100 million have been disregarded.Button


Written by Heli Brecailo

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