U.S. – Top Yield Equity REITs by Sector (End of May)

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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
  • Dividend Yield – As of 29 May 2015

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Property Sector Company Ticker May share price percent change 05-29-15 Div. Yield Sector’s Median Div. Yield
Infrastructure Communications Sales & Leasing Inc CSAL (13.40) 9.2 6.1
Infrastructure CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. CORR (2.06) 8.1 6.1
Infrastructure Crown Castle International Corp CCI (2.37) 4.0 6.1
Infrastructure American Tower Corporation AMT (1.84) 1.9 6.1
Health Care Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH (2.25) 7.8 5.3
Health Care Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW (3.00) 6.5 5.3
Health Care Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI (0.17) 6.0 5.3
Health Care Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. SBRA (11.31) 5.9 5.3
Health Care HCP, Inc. HCP (3.90) 5.8 5.3
Health Care New Senior Investment Group Inc SNR (1.30) 5.8 5.3
Health Care Physicians Realty Trust DOC (3.25) 5.6 5.3
Health Care Universal Health Realty Income Trust UHT (3.54) 5.3 5.3
Health Care National Health Investors, Inc. NHI (0.87) 5.1 5.3
Health Care Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated HR (6.95) 5.0 5.3
Health Care CareTrust REIT Inc CTRE 4.40 4.9 5.3
Health Care LTC Properties, Inc. LTC (3.15) 4.8 5.3
Health Care Ventas, Inc. VTR (3.45) 4.8 5.3
Health Care Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN (2.44) 4.7 5.3
Health Care Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Class A HTA (4.25) 4.7 5.3
Diversified NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. NRF (3.30) 8.8 5.1
Diversified Select Income REIT SIR 1.08 8.5 5.1
Diversified Whitestone REIT WSR (4.56) 8.1 5.1
Diversified Lexington Realty Trust LXP (0.97) 7.4 5.1
Diversified Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 0.98 7.2 5.1
Diversified One Liberty Properties, Inc. OLP (1.25) 7.0 5.1
Diversified GEO Group Inc GEO (2.74) 6.5 5.1
Diversified Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. AHH 3.12 6.4 5.1
Diversified EPR Properties EPR 6.3 5.1
Diversified Corrections Corporation of America CXW (4.43) 6.1 5.1
Diversified W.P. Carey Inc. WPC 0.33 6.0 5.1
Diversified Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. WI GLPI 2.52 6.0 5.1
Diversified Iron Mountain, Inc. IRM 5.74 5.2 5.1
Diversified OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT (3.52) 4.9 5.1
Diversified Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 1.33 4.8 5.1
Diversified Lamar Advertising Company Class A LAMR 4.59 4.6 5.1
Diversified Gladstone Land Corp. LAND (7.76) 4.3 5.1
Diversified Winthrop Realty Trust FUR 1.70 3.9 5.1
Diversified Alexander’s, Inc. ALX (6.35) 3.5 5.1
Diversified Gramercy Property Trust Inc. GPT (2.67) 3.0 5.1
Diversified Vornado Realty Trust VNO (3.48) 2.5 5.1
Diversified American Assets Trust, Inc. AAT (1.13) 2.4 5.1
Diversified Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. SBY (0.19) 2.3 5.1
Diversified Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust SWAY (2.02) 2.2 5.1
Diversified American Homes 4 Rent Class A AMH (1.18) 1.2 5.1
Diversified American Residential Properties, Inc. ARPI (1.12) 5.1
Retail Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. SRC (4.43) 6.3 4.1
Retail Agree Realty Corporation ADC (1.53) 6.1 4.1
Retail Inland Real Estate Corporation IRC (1.46) 5.6 4.1
Retail Getty Realty Corp. GTY (3.11) 5.2 4.1
Retail Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A UBA (3.04) 5.1 4.1
Retail Realty Income Corporation O (2.98) 5.0 4.1
Retail STORE Capital Corporation STOR (0.67) 4.8 4.1
Retail Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust RPT (1.49) 4.6 4.1
Retail Excel Trust, Inc EXL 0.25 4.5 4.1
Retail National Retail Properties, Inc. NNN (2.32) 4.5 4.1
Retail Retail Properties of America, Inc. Class A RPAI (0.73) 4.4 4.1
Retail Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. ROIC (2.68) 4.2 4.1
Retail Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 2.96 4.1 4.1
Retail DDR Corp. DDR (0.76) 4.1 4.1
Retail Kite Realty Group Trust KRG 3.24 4.0 4.1
Retail Kimco Realty Corporation KIM (0.58) 4.0 4.1
Retail Urban Edge Properties UE (4.55) 3.7 4.1
Retail Brixmor Property Group, Inc. BRX 5.67 3.6 4.1
Retail Equity One, Inc. EQY 0.61 3.6 4.1
Retail Saul Centers, Inc. BFS 0.10 3.4 4.1
Retail Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. SKT 0.15 3.4 4.1
Retail Acadia Realty Trust AKR 0.39 3.1 4.1
Retail Regency Centers Corporation REG 0.57 3.1 4.1
Retail Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. CDR (3.43) 3.0 4.1
Retail Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT 0.60 2.6 4.1
Retail American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Class A ARCP (1.77) 4.1
Timber Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. PCL (2.23) 4.3 4.1
Timber CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Class A CTT 2.59 4.2 4.1
Timber Potlatch Corporation PCH (1.71) 4.1 4.1
Timber Rayonier Inc. RYN 0.90 3.9 4.1
Timber Weyerhaeuser Company WY 3.33 3.6 4.1
Lodging/Resorts Hospitality Properties Trust HPT 0.37 6.6 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. AHT (5.08) 5.6 4.0
Lodging/Resorts LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO (0.63) 4.9 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. RHP (4.39) 4.7 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Chesapeake Lodging Trust CHSP (2.14) 4.5 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Hersha Hospitality Trust Class A HT (1.09) 4.4 4.0
Lodging/Resorts RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ 1.89 4.4 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Chatham Lodging Trust CLDT 1.09 4.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. XHR 2.97 4.1 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. HST (1.09) 4.0 4.0
Lodging/Resorts DiamondRock Hospitality Company DRH (2.88) 3.8 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Sotherly Hotels Inc. SOHO (2.31) 3.7 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., INN 1.44 3.5 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB (0.14) 2.9 4.0
Lodging/Resorts FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated FCH (3.33) 1.5 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. SHO (2.05) 1.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. AHP 0.51 1.3 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. BEE 3.25 4.0
Residential Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Class A BRG (0.22) 8.5 3.9
Residential Independence Realty Trust, Inc. IRT (4.02) 8.2 3.9
Residential UMH Properties, Inc. UMH (1.99) 7.3 3.9
Residential Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. APTS 3.62 6.3 3.9
Residential NexPoint Residential Trust Inc NXRT 7.07 5.4 3.9
Residential Trade Street Residential, Inc. TSRE 4.45 5.2 3.9
Residential Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR (2.02) 4.4 3.9
Residential Sun Communities, Inc. SUI 1.69 4.1 3.9
Residential American Campus Communities, Inc. ACC (2.82) 4.1 3.9
Residential Home Properties, Inc. HME 1.03 4.1 3.9
Residential Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. MAA 2.39 4.0 3.9
Residential Camden Property Trust CPT (0.13) 3.7 3.9
Residential UDR, Inc. UDR (0.64) 3.4 3.9
Residential Apartment Investment and Management Company Class A AIV 0.53 3.2 3.9
Residential Monogram Residential Trust Inc MORE 1.38 3.1 3.9
Residential AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB 1.31 3.0 3.9
Residential Equity Residential EQR 0.62 3.0 3.9
Residential Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 0.32 2.9 3.9
Residential Post Properties, Inc. PPS (0.63) 2.8 3.9
Residential Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ELS 3.73 2.7 3.9
Residential Essex Property Trust, Inc. ESS 0.30 2.6 3.9
Residential Campus Crest Communities, Inc. CCG (10.58) 3.9
Diversified – Data Center DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DFT 3.50 5.2 3.7
Diversified – Data Center Digital Realty Trust, Inc. DLR 4.15 5.1 3.7
Diversified – Data Center CyrusOne, Inc. CONE (0.65) 3.9 3.7
Diversified – Data Center CoreSite Realty Corporation COR (1.83) 3.6 3.7
Diversified – Data Center QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Class A QTS 2.65 3.4 3.7
Diversified – Data Center Equinix, Inc. EQIX 4.74 2.5 3.7
Industrial/Office Government Properties Income Trust GOV (6.33) 8.8 3.6
Industrial/Office Gladstone Commercial Corporation GOOD (2.70) 8.7 3.6
Industrial/Office City Office REIT, Inc. CIO (1.55) 7.4 3.6
Industrial/Office Chambers Street Properties CSG 1.60 6.7 3.6
Industrial/Office Franklin Street Properties Corp. FSP (1.69) 6.5 3.6
Industrial/Office STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG (1.98) 6.5 3.6
Industrial/Office Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Class A MNR (6.68) 6.2 3.6
Industrial/Office First Potomac Realty Trust FPO (5.78) 5.9 3.6
Industrial/Office Liberty Property Trust LPT 0.29 5.4 3.6
Industrial/Office BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. BMR (1.73) 5.1 3.6
Industrial/Office New York REIT, Inc. NYRT (6.17) 5.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Class A PDM (1.66) 4.9 3.6
Industrial/Office Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP (0.88) 4.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Parkway Properties, Inc. PKY 5.65 4.4 3.6
Industrial/Office Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC (2.73) 4.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Brandywine Realty Trust BDN (3.43) 4.3 3.6
Industrial/Office EastGroup Properties, Inc. EGP (2.74) 4.1 3.6
Industrial/Office Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW (2.53) 4.1 3.6
Industrial/Office Prologis, Inc. PLD (1.52) 3.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CLI (5.85) 3.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Duke Realty Corporation DRE (1.26) 3.5 3.6
Industrial/Office DCT Industrial Trust Inc. DCT (1.00) 3.4 3.6
Industrial/Office Cousins Properties Incorporated CUZ (0.92) 3.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. REXR (1.82) 3.3 3.6
Industrial/Office Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. ARE 0.38 3.2 3.6
Industrial/Office Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO (4.37) 3.1 3.6
Industrial/Office Douglas Emmett, Inc DEI 3.09 2.9 3.6
Industrial/Office Easterly Government Properties, Inc. DEA (1.40) 2.8 3.6
Industrial/Office PS Business Parks, Inc. PSB (4.26) 2.7 3.6
Industrial/Office First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. FR (1.12) 2.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Paramount Group, Inc. PGRE 0.11 2.1 3.6
Industrial/Office Kilroy Realty Corporation KRC (2.70) 2.0 3.6
Industrial/Office SL Green Realty Corp. SLG (3.02) 2.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Boston Properties, Inc. BXP (1.72) 2.0 3.6
Industrial/Office Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Class A ESRT 0.44 1.9 3.6
Industrial/Office Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. HPP 1.09 1.6 3.6
Industrial/Office Equity Commonwealth EQC 2.14 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls WP GLIMCHER, Inc WPG (6.20) 7.1 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBL (2.00) 6.0 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Rouse Properties, Inc. RSE (1.14) 4.2 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PEI (1.28) 3.8 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG (0.05) 3.3 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Macerich Company MAC 0.43 3.2 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Taubman Centers, Inc. TCO 2.81 3.1 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP 3.39 2.4 3.5
Self Storage Public Storage PSA 3.00 3.5 3.3
Self Storage Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR 6.22 3.4 3.3
Self Storage Sovran Self Storage, Inc. SSS 4.43 3.3 3.3
Self Storage CubeSmart CUBE 3.12 2.7 3.3
Self Storage National Storage Affiliates Trust NSA 5.14 3.3

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 29 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.Notes from the author

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Written by Heli Brecailo

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