U.S. REITs – 2015 April’s Worst Performing Stocks

Here is a look at the worst performing stocks in April 2015. Note that the list includes all equity REIT stocks, which have been separated by sector and ranked by share price percent change, from lowest to highest.

  • Total 169 Equity REITs
  • Ranked by April Share Price Percent Change

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Property Sector: Retail

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -7.5

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 4.0

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Saul Centers, Inc. BFS 3.4 (12.0) (12.0)
Brixmor Property Group, Inc. BRX 3.8 (5.6) (11.7)
Acadia Realty Trust AKR 3.1 (3.5) (11.4)
Kimco Realty Corporation KIM 4.0 (4.1) (10.2)
STORE Capital Corporation STOR 4.8 (2.8) (10.1)
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A UBA 4.9 (5.2) (10.0)
WP GLIMCHER, Inc WPG 2.9 (12.9) (9.8)
Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT 2.6 0.2 (9.2)
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBL 5.8 (7.3) (9.0)
Realty Income Corporation O 4.8 (1.6) (9.0)
Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 4.1 (6.2) (8.9)
DDR Corp. DDR 4.0 (7.1) (8.4)
American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Class A ARCP (0.2) (8.3)
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. ROIC 4.0 (0.1) (8.3)
Rouse Properties, Inc. RSE 4.1 (5.7) (7.9)
Regency Centers Corporation REG 3.1 (1.6) (7.7)
Equity One, Inc. EQY 3.5 (2.9) (7.7)
General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP 2.4 (2.6) (7.3)
Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG 3.3 (0.3) (7.2)
Kite Realty Group Trust KRG 4.1 (8.8) (7.0)
Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. CDR 2.8 (4.8) (6.7)
Agree Realty Corporation ADC 5.8 (1.0) (6.6)
Taubman Centers, Inc. TCO 3.1 (5.8) (6.6)
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. SRC 6.0 (5.0) (6.5)
National Retail Properties, Inc. NNN 4.4 (2.5) (6.3)
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust RPT 4.5 (6.7) (6.0)
Retail Properties of America, Inc. Class A RPAI 4.4 (9.5) (5.7)
Getty Realty Corp. GTY 5.0 (4.6) (4.6)
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. SKT 3.4 (9.1) (4.5)
Urban Edge Properties UE 3.6 (4.6) (4.5)
Inland Real Estate Corporation IRC 5.5 (6.0) (3.7)
Macerich Company MAC 3.2 (2.0) (3.0)
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PEI 3.7 (3.6) (2.7)
Excel Trust, Inc EXL 4.5 18.4 13.1

Property Sector: Health Care

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -6.9

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 5.1

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Universal Health Realty Income Trust UHT 5.0 3.2 (11.7)
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI 6.0 (7.6) (11.0)
Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. SBRA 5.2 (1.6) (9.9)
CareTrust REIT Inc CTRE 5.1 1.3 (7.9)
Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated HR 4.6 (6.3) (7.8)
Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 7.6 (7.4) (7.8)
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Class A HTA 4.4 (3.9) (7.1)
Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN 4.6 (4.8) (6.9)
HCP, Inc. HCP 5.6 (8.5) (6.8)
National Health Investors, Inc. NHI 5.1 (4.6) (6.0)
Physicians Realty Trust DOC 5.4 (5.7)
Ventas, Inc. VTR 4.6 (3.9) (5.6)
LTC Properties, Inc. LTC 4.7 0.7 (5.5)
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW 6.3 1.5 (5.2)
New Senior Investment Group Inc SNR 5.7 (1.8) (2.8)

Property Sector: Industria/Office

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -6.1

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 3.6

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC 4.2 (7.0) (10.2)
First Potomac Realty Trust FPO 5.6 (13.3) (9.8)
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. HPP 1.7 0.3 (9.1)
Duke Realty Corporation DRE 3.4 (1.9) (9.0)
Government Properties Income Trust GOV 8.4 (9.4) (8.8)
Brandywine Realty Trust BDN 4.1 (8.8) (8.8)
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. BMR 5.0 (3.7) (8.4)
Cousins Properties Incorporated CUZ 3.3 (14.7) (8.1)
PS Business Parks, Inc. PSB 2.6 (4.0) (8.1)
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. FR 2.6 (4.0) (7.9)
Franklin Street Properties Corp. FSP 6.4 (3.7) (7.9)
Prologis, Inc. PLD 3.6 (6.6) (7.7)
STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG 6.2 (11.3) (7.6)
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Class A MNR 5.8 (6.7) (7.0)
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CLI 3.3 (5.8) (6.9)
Kilroy Realty Corporation KRC 2.0 2.8 (6.8)
Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO 3.0 3.2 (6.7)
Parkway Properties, Inc. PKY 4.6 (11.5) (6.2)
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Class A PDM 4.8 (7.2) (6.1)
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. REXR 3.2 (5.4) (6.0)
Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW 4.0 (2.8) (6.0)
Boston Properties, Inc. BXP 2.0 2.8 (5.8)
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. ARE 3.2 4.1 (5.8)
New York REIT, Inc. NYRT 4.7 (6.7) (5.7)
Paramount Group, Inc. PGRE 2.1 (1.5) (5.1)
Equity Commonwealth EQC (1.8) (5.0)
EastGroup Properties, Inc. EGP 4.0 (9.7) (4.9)
Chambers Street Properties CSG 6.8 (6.9) (4.8)
SL Green Realty Corp. SLG 2.0 2.8 (4.7)
DCT Industrial Trust Inc. DCT 3.3 (7.3) (4.7)
Douglas Emmett, Inc DEI 2.9 0.4 (4.4)
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Class A ESRT 1.9 2.4 (4.3)
Gladstone Commercial Corporation GOOD 8.4 3.7 (4.3)
Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP 4.5 3.5 (2.9)
Liberty Property Trust LPT 5.5 (7.4) (2.4)
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. DEA (3.1) (1.9)
City Office REIT, Inc. CIO 7.3 0.9 1.4

Property Sector: Lodging/Resorts

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -5.9

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 4.1

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Hospitality Properties Trust HPT 6.6 (3.0) (8.8)
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB 2.8 (5.9) (7.8)
Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. AHP 1.3 (8.7) (6.6)
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. SHO 1.3 (5.6) (6.5)
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., INN 3.5 5.9 (6.4)
Chesapeake Lodging Trust CHSP 4.5 (14.7) (6.1)
Chatham Lodging Trust CLDT 4.3 (4.6) (6.0)
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. BEE (11.6) (5.9)
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. AHT 5.4 (13.5) (5.8)
LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO 4.9 (9.3) (5.6)
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. RHP 4.5 9.3 (5.4)
RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ 4.4 (11.5) (5.2)
DiamondRock Hospitality Company DRH 3.7 (8.8) (4.0)
Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. XHR 4.2 4.3 (3.7)
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated FCH 1.4 2.7 (3.3)
Hersha Hospitality Trust Class A HT 4.4 (8.5) (0.6)
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. HST 3.9 (15.3) (0.2)
Sotherly Hotels Inc. SOHO 3.7 9.9 8.3

Property Sector: Timber

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -4.9

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 4.1

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Potlatch Corporation PCH 4.1 (11.8) (7.8)
Rayonier Inc. RYN 3.9 (8.4) (5.1)
Weyerhaeuser Company WY 3.6 (12.2) (4.9)
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. PCL 4.2 (1.4) (2.9)
CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Class A CTT 4.3 2.5 (1.0)

Property Sector: Self Storage

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -4.6

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 3.1

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Sovran Self Storage, Inc. SSS 3.4 0.1 (7.0)
Public Storage PSA 3.6 1.7 (4.7)
CubeSmart CUBE 2.7 4.5 (4.5)
Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR 2.8 12.4 (2.4)

Property Sector: Diversified

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -4.3

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 5.2

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
GEO Group Inc GEO 6.4 (3.4) (10.8)
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 4.8 (10.6) (10.5)
Corrections Corporation of America CXW 5.9 1.2 (8.6)
American Assets Trust, Inc. AAT 2.3 (0.0) (8.0)
One Liberty Properties, Inc. OLP 7.0 (5.0) (7.9)
Vornado Realty Trust VNO 2.4 (12.1) (7.6)
Whitestone REIT WSR 7.7 (2.7) (7.4)
Select Income REIT SIR 8.6 (5.0) (7.2)
W.P. Carey Inc. WPC 6.0 (9.4) (6.6)
Lexington Realty Trust LXP 7.3 (15.6) (5.7)
Alexander’s, Inc. ALX 3.2 (1.4) (5.6)
Iron Mountain, Inc. IRM 5.5 (10.8) (5.5)
Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 7.2 (12.2) (4.4)
Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. SBY 2.3 (6.6) (4.3)
OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT 4.7 7.0 (4.0)
EPR Properties EPR 6.3 0.1 (3.9)
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. AHH 6.6 8.2 (3.7)
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. WI GLPI 6.1 21.7 (3.2)
Gramercy Property Trust Inc. GPT 3.0 (0.9) (2.6)
Lamar Advertising Company Class A LAMR 4.7 8.1 (2.2)
Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust SWAY 2.2 (2.4) (0.4)
Gladstone Land Corp. LAND 4.0 13.3 0.6
Winthrop Realty Trust FUR 4.0 5.6 0.9
American Homes 4 Rent Class A AMH 1.2 (0.8) 2.1
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. NRF 8.4 6.7 3.5
American Residential Properties, Inc. ARPI 6.8 4.3

Property Sector: Residential

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -3.5

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 3.7

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
Campus Crest Communities, Inc. CCG (13.4) (11.6)
Sun Communities, Inc. SUI 4.2 2.6 (7.0)
American Campus Communities, Inc. ACC 3.8 (2.9) (6.4)
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB 3.0 0.6 (5.7)
Equity Residential EQR 3.0 2.8 (5.1)
Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR 4.3 (8.1) (5.0)
Apartment Investment and Management Company Class A AIV 3.1 1.6 (4.1)
Camden Property Trust CPT 3.7 1.7 (3.9)
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ELS 2.8 2.5 (3.9)
UDR, Inc. UDR 3.4 6.3 (3.7)
Essex Property Trust, Inc. ESS 2.6 7.4 (3.5)
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. MAA 4.0 (0.1) (3.4)
Independence Realty Trust, Inc. IRT 7.9 (1.2) (3.1)
Trade Street Residential, Inc. TSRE 5.4 (9.4) (2.7)
UMH Properties, Inc. UMH 7.1 5.4
Post Properties, Inc. PPS 2.8 (2.7) 0.4
Monogram Residential Trust Inc MORE 3.1 1.9 1.3
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. APTS 6.5 21.5 2.2
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Class A BRG 8.3 10.1 2.6
Home Properties, Inc. HME 4.1 12.1 6.2
Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 2.9 22.8 15.5

Property Sector: Diversified – Data Center

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: -0.8

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 3.7

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DFT 5.4 (6.3) (4.7)
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. DLR 5.3 (4.4) (3.9)
CoreSite Realty Corporation COR 3.5 23.1 (1.2)
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Class A QTS 3.4 7.2 (0.4)
CyrusOne, Inc. CONE 3.9 17.9 4.4
Equinix, Inc. EQIX 2.6 12.9 9.9

Property Sector: Infrastructure

Sector’s Median April Share Price Percent Change: 0.8

Sector’s Median Dividend Yield: 3.9

Company Ticker 05-01-15 Div. Yield YTD Share Price Percent Change April Share Price Percent Change
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. CORR 7.8 4.8 (2.0)
American Tower Corporation AMT 1.8 (4.4) 0.4
Crown Castle International Corp CCI 3.9 6.1 1.2

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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