U.S. – Top Yield Equity REITs by Sector

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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 172 Equity REITs
  • Ranked by Sector and Dividend Yield
  • Annual Dividend – Latest quarterly dividend multiplied by 4 or latest monthly dividend multiplied by 12
  • Dividend Yield – As of 08 May 2015

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Property Sector Company Ticker 05-08-15 Share Price Annual Dividend 05-08-15 Div. Yield Sector’s Median Div. Yield
Infrastructure Communications Sales & Leasing Inc CSAL 27.65 2.4 8.7 5.9
Infrastructure CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. CORR 6.80 0.5 7.9 5.9
Infrastructure Crown Castle International Corp CCI 83.67 3.3 3.9 5.9
Infrastructure American Tower Corporation AMT 94.95 1.7 1.8 5.9
Health Care Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 20.09 1.6 7.8 5.3
Health Care Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW 13.78 0.9 6.4 5.3
Health Care Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI 36.19 2.2 6.0 5.3
Health Care New Senior Investment Group Inc SNR 16.19 0.9 5.7 5.3
Health Care HCP, Inc. HCP 39.82 2.3 5.7 5.3
Health Care Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. SBRA 27.80 1.6 5.6 5.3
Health Care Physicians Realty Trust DOC 16.59 0.9 5.4 5.3
Health Care CareTrust REIT Inc CTRE 12.10 0.6 5.3 5.3
Health Care Universal Health Realty Income Trust UHT 48.81 2.5 5.2 5.3
Health Care National Health Investors, Inc. NHI 66.51 3.4 5.1 5.3
Health Care LTC Properties, Inc. LTC 42.48 2.0 4.8 5.3
Health Care Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated HR 25.29 1.2 4.7 5.3
Health Care Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN 72.16 3.3 4.6 5.3
Health Care Ventas, Inc. VTR 69.12 3.2 4.6 5.3
Health Care Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Class A HTA 25.46 1.2 4.6 5.3
Diversified Select Income REIT SIR 23.08 2.0 8.7 5.2
Diversified NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. NRF 18.83 1.6 8.5 5.2
Diversified Whitestone REIT WSR 14.14 1.1 8.1 5.2
Diversified Lexington Realty Trust LXP 9.26 0.7 7.3 5.2
Diversified Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 7.38 0.5 7.0 5.2
Diversified One Liberty Properties, Inc. OLP 22.28 1.6 7.0 5.2
Diversified GEO Group Inc GEO 36.81 2.5 6.7 5.2
Diversified Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. AHH 10.30 0.7 6.6 5.2
Diversified Corrections Corporation of America CXW 34.76 2.2 6.2 5.2
Diversified EPR Properties EPR 58.94 3.6 6.2 5.2
Diversified Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. WI GLPI 36.34 2.2 6.0 5.2
Diversified W.P. Carey Inc. WPC 64.38 3.8 5.9 5.2
Diversified Iron Mountain, Inc. IRM 35.44 1.9 5.4 5.2
Diversified OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT 27.51 1.4 4.9 5.2
Diversified Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 25.25 1.2 4.8 5.2
Diversified Lamar Advertising Company Class A LAMR 59.49 2.7 4.6 5.2
Diversified Gladstone Land Corp. LAND 12.00 0.5 4.0 5.2
Diversified Winthrop Realty Trust FUR 16.48 0.7 3.9 5.2
Diversified Alexander’s, Inc. ALX 430.17 14.0 3.3 5.2
Diversified Gramercy Property Trust Inc. GPT 26.95 0.8 3.0 5.2
Diversified Vornado Realty Trust VNO 102.89 2.5 2.4 5.2
Diversified Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. SBY 15.48 0.4 2.3 5.2
Diversified American Assets Trust, Inc. AAT 40.40 0.9 2.3 5.2
Diversified Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust SWAY 25.82 0.6 2.2 5.2
Diversified American Homes 4 Rent Class A AMH 16.79 0.2 1.2 5.2
Diversified American Residential Properties, Inc. ARPI 19.39 5.2
Timber CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Class A CTT 12.14 0.5 4.1 4.1
Timber Potlatch Corporation PCH 36.54 1.5 4.1 4.1
Timber Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. PCL 42.94 1.8 4.1 4.1
Timber Rayonier Inc. RYN 26.15 1.0 3.8 4.1
Timber Weyerhaeuser Company WY 32.53 1.2 3.6 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Hospitality Properties Trust HPT 30.48 2.0 6.6 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. AHT 8.92 0.5 5.4 4.0
Lodging/Resorts LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO 36.75 1.8 4.9 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. RHP 56.46 2.6 4.6 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Chesapeake Lodging Trust CHSP 31.17 1.4 4.5 4.0
Lodging/Resorts RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ 30.00 1.3 4.4 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Hersha Hospitality Trust Class A HT 6.50 0.3 4.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Chatham Lodging Trust CLDT 28.13 1.2 4.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. XHR 22.69 0.9 4.1 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. HST 20.32 0.8 3.9 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Sotherly Hotels Inc. SOHO 8.00 0.3 3.8 4.0
Lodging/Resorts DiamondRock Hospitality Company DRH 13.74 0.5 3.6 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., INN 13.37 0.5 3.5 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB 42.93 1.2 2.9 4.0
Lodging/Resorts FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated FCH 10.96 0.2 1.5 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. SHO 15.64 0.2 1.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. AHP 15.93 0.2 1.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. BEE 12.09 4.0
Retail Agree Realty Corporation ADC 31.01 1.9 6.0 3.9
Retail Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. SRC 11.40 0.7 6.0 3.9
Retail CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBL 18.06 1.1 5.9 3.9
Retail Inland Real Estate Corporation IRC 10.55 0.6 5.4 3.9
Retail Getty Realty Corp. GTY 17.37 0.9 5.1 3.9
Retail Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A UBA 20.88 1.0 4.9 3.9
Retail Realty Income Corporation O 47.35 2.3 4.8 3.9
Retail STORE Capital Corporation STOR 21.57 1.0 4.6 3.9
Retail Excel Trust, Inc EXL 15.87 0.7 4.5 3.9
Retail Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust RPT 17.73 0.8 4.5 3.9
Retail National Retail Properties, Inc. NNN 38.40 1.7 4.4 3.9
Retail Retail Properties of America, Inc. Class A RPAI 15.57 0.7 4.3 3.9
Retail Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. ROIC 16.33 0.7 4.2 3.9
Retail Rouse Properties, Inc. RSE 17.61 0.7 4.1 3.9
Retail Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 33.97 1.4 4.1 3.9
Retail Kite Realty Group Trust KRG 27.10 1.1 4.0 3.9
Retail DDR Corp. DDR 17.56 0.7 3.9 3.9
Retail Kimco Realty Corporation KIM 24.55 1.0 3.9 3.9
Retail Brixmor Property Group, Inc. BRX 24.25 0.9 3.7 3.9
Retail Urban Edge Properties UE 22.10 0.8 3.6 3.9
Retail Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PEI 23.31 0.8 3.6 3.9
Retail Equity One, Inc. EQY 25.25 0.9 3.5 3.9
Retail Saul Centers, Inc. BFS 51.07 1.7 3.4 3.9
Retail Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. SKT 34.22 1.1 3.3 3.9
Retail Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG 187.65 6.0 3.2 3.9
Retail Macerich Company MAC 82.07 2.6 3.2 3.9
Retail Acadia Realty Trust AKR 31.35 1.0 3.1 3.9
Retail WP GLIMCHER, Inc WPG 14.64 0.4 3.0 3.9
Retail Regency Centers Corporation REG 64.96 1.9 3.0 3.9
Retail Taubman Centers, Inc. TCO 75.84 2.3 3.0 3.9
Retail Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. CDR 7.01 0.2 2.9 3.9
Retail Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT 134.03 3.5 2.6 3.9
Retail General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP 27.70 0.7 2.5 3.9
Retail American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Class A ARCP 9.07 3.9
Diversified – Data Center DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DFT 32.02 1.7 5.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center Digital Realty Trust, Inc. DLR 65.78 3.4 5.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center CyrusOne, Inc. CONE 31.26 1.3 4.0 3.8
Diversified – Data Center CoreSite Realty Corporation COR 46.75 1.7 3.6 3.8
Diversified – Data Center QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Class A QTS 35.69 1.3 3.6 3.8
Diversified – Data Center Equinix, Inc. EQIX 267.93 6.8 2.5 3.8
Industrial/Office Government Properties Income Trust GOV 19.94 1.7 8.6 3.5
Industrial/Office Gladstone Commercial Corporation GOOD 18.06 1.5 8.3 3.5
Industrial/Office City Office REIT, Inc. CIO 12.82 0.9 7.3 3.5
Industrial/Office Chambers Street Properties CSG 7.48 0.5 6.8 3.5
Industrial/Office Franklin Street Properties Corp. FSP 11.79 0.8 6.4 3.5
Industrial/Office STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG 22.01 1.4 6.2 3.5
Industrial/Office Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Class A MNR 10.21 0.6 5.9 3.5
Industrial/Office First Potomac Realty Trust FPO 10.72 0.6 5.6 3.5
Industrial/Office Liberty Property Trust LPT 34.88 1.9 5.4 3.5
Industrial/Office BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. BMR 20.79 1.0 5.0 3.5
Industrial/Office Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Class A PDM 17.83 0.8 4.7 3.5
Industrial/Office New York REIT, Inc. NYRT 10.07 0.5 4.6 3.5
Industrial/Office Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP 27.18 1.2 4.4 3.5
Industrial/Office Parkway Properties, Inc. PKY 17.32 0.8 4.3 3.5
Industrial/Office Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC 26.82 1.1 4.1 3.5
Industrial/Office Brandywine Realty Trust BDN 14.72 0.6 4.1 3.5
Industrial/Office Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW 43.03 1.7 4.0 3.5
Industrial/Office EastGroup Properties, Inc. EGP 58.10 2.3 3.9 3.5
Industrial/Office Prologis, Inc. PLD 40.75 1.4 3.5 3.5
Industrial/Office Duke Realty Corporation DRE 20.07 0.7 3.4 3.5
Industrial/Office DCT Industrial Trust Inc. DCT 33.74 1.1 3.3 3.5
Industrial/Office Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CLI 18.13 0.6 3.3 3.5
Industrial/Office Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. REXR 14.77 0.5 3.2 3.5
Industrial/Office Cousins Properties Incorporated CUZ 9.95 0.3 3.2 3.5
Industrial/Office Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. ARE 93.66 3.0 3.2 3.5
Industrial/Office Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO 20.91 0.6 3.1 3.5
Industrial/Office Douglas Emmett, Inc DEI 28.95 0.8 2.9 3.5
Industrial/Office PS Business Parks, Inc. PSB 76.39 2.0 2.6 3.5
Industrial/Office First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. FR 20.41 0.5 2.5 3.5
Industrial/Office Paramount Group, Inc. PGRE 18.40 0.4 2.1 3.5
Industrial/Office Kilroy Realty Corporation KRC 70.32 1.4 2.0 3.5
Industrial/Office SL Green Realty Corp. SLG 123.01 2.4 2.0 3.5
Industrial/Office Boston Properties, Inc. BXP 133.33 2.6 2.0 3.5
Industrial/Office Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Class A ESRT 17.99 0.3 1.9 3.5
Industrial/Office Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. HPP 30.92 0.5 1.6 3.5
Industrial/Office Equity Commonwealth EQC 26.57 3.5
Industrial/Office Easterly Government Properties, Inc. DEA 16.19 3.5
Residential Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Class A BRG 13.67 1.2 8.4 3.5
Residential Independence Realty Trust, Inc. IRT 8.57 0.7 8.4 3.5
Residential UMH Properties, Inc. UMH 10.24 0.7 7.0 3.5
Residential Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. APTS 10.79 0.7 6.7 3.5
Residential Trade Street Residential, Inc. TSRE 7.08 0.4 5.4 3.5
Residential Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR 33.38 1.4 4.3 3.5
Residential Sun Communities, Inc. SUI 63.33 2.6 4.1 3.5
Residential Home Properties, Inc. HME 75.79 3.0 4.0 3.5
Residential Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. MAA 77.14 3.1 4.0 3.5
Residential American Campus Communities, Inc. ACC 40.35 1.5 3.8 3.5
Residential Camden Property Trust CPT 75.76 2.8 3.7 3.5
Residential UDR, Inc. UDR 33.55 1.1 3.3 3.5
Residential Monogram Residential Trust Inc MORE 9.74 0.3 3.1 3.5
Residential Apartment Investment and Management Company Class A AIV 39.10 1.2 3.1 3.5
Residential AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB 168.51 5.0 3.0 3.5
Residential Equity Residential EQR 74.84 2.2 3.0 3.5
Residential Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 28.49 0.8 2.9 3.5
Residential Post Properties, Inc. PPS 57.60 1.6 2.8 3.5
Residential Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ELS 54.07 1.5 2.8 3.5
Residential Essex Property Trust, Inc. ESS 227.44 5.8 2.5 3.5
Residential Campus Crest Communities, Inc. CCG 6.30 3.5
Residential NexPoint Residential Trust Inc NXRT 14.29 3.5
Self Storage Public Storage PSA 196.53 6.8 3.5 2.7
Self Storage Sovran Self Storage, Inc. SSS 89.97 3.0 3.3 2.7
Self Storage Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR 68.51 1.9 2.7 2.7
Self Storage CubeSmart CUBE 23.77 0.6 2.7 2.7
Self Storage National Storage Affiliates Trust NSA 12.99 2.7

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 08 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 30 April 2015. Companies whose equity market capitalization is lower than $100 million have been disregarded.Button


Written by Heli Brecailo

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