U.S. – Top Yield Equity REITs by Sector (17Jul15)

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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
  • MTD Return – Month to date share price percent change, as of 17 July 2015
  • Dividend Yield – As of 17 July 2015

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Property Sector Company Ticker Share Price MTD Return Div. Yield Sector’s Median Div. Yield
Diversified NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. NRF 15.8 (0.9) 10.2 6.0
Diversified Select Income REIT SIR 22.1 6.8 9.1 6.0
Diversified Whitestone REIT WSR 13.3 2.5 8.5 6.0
Diversified Lexington Realty Trust LXP 8.7 2.5 7.8 6.0
Diversified Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 7.4 4.2 7.0 6.0
Diversified One Liberty Properties, Inc. OLP 22.6 6.2 6.9 6.0
Diversified GEO Group Inc GEO 37.3 9.3 6.6 6.0
Diversified Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. AHH 10.5 4.6 6.5 6.0
Diversified EPR Properties EPR 56.3 2.8 6.4 6.0
Diversified W.P. Carey Inc. WPC 60.3 2.3 6.3 6.0
Diversified Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. WI GLPI 34.9 (4.9) 6.3 6.0
Diversified Corrections Corporation of America CXW 34.6 4.6 6.2 6.0
Diversified Iron Mountain, Inc. IRM 31.7 2.4 6.0 6.0
Diversified OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT 25.3 0.3 5.4 6.0
Diversified Lamar Advertising Company Class A LAMR 58.5 1.8 4.7 6.0
Diversified Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 26.8 3.2 4.5 6.0
Diversified Alexander’s, Inc. ALX 415.0 1.2 3.4 6.0
Diversified Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. SBY 16.6 1.9 2.9 6.0
Diversified Vornado Realty Trust VNO 97.3 2.5 2.6 6.0
Diversified American Assets Trust, Inc. AAT 41.3 5.2 2.3 6.0
Diversified Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust SWAY 25.4 6.9 2.2 6.0
Diversified American Residential Properties, Inc. ARPI 18.8 1.4 2.1 6.0
Diversified American Homes 4 Rent Class A AMH 16.2 0.9 1.2 6.0
Diversified American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Class A ARCP 8.7 6.8 6.0
Diversified Winthrop Realty Trust FUR 15.0 (1.1) 6.0
Health Care Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 17.5 (0.4) 8.9 5.2
Health Care New Senior Investment Group Inc SNR 13.3 (0.7) 7.8 5.2
Health Care Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW 13.8 5.3 6.4 5.2
Health Care Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI 35.7 4.0 6.1 5.2
Health Care HCP, Inc. HCP 37.5 2.8 6.0 5.2
Health Care Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. SBRA 27.2 5.6 5.7 5.2
Health Care Physicians Realty Trust DOC 16.1 5.1 5.6 5.2
Health Care National Health Investors, Inc. NHI 64.6 3.7 5.3 5.2
Health Care Universal Health Realty Income Trust UHT 49.6 6.8 5.2 5.2
Health Care Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated HR 23.7 2.1 5.1 5.2
Health Care Ventas, Inc. VTR 64.4 3.8 4.9 5.2
Health Care Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN 67.3 2.5 4.9 5.2
Health Care LTC Properties, Inc. LTC 43.7 5.1 4.7 5.2
Health Care CareTrust REIT Inc CTRE 13.8 8.8 4.6 5.2
Health Care Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Class A HTA 25.2 5.1 4.6 5.2
Health Care Community Healthcare Trust, Inc. CHCT 19.0 (1.2) 5.2
Retail – Free Standing Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. SRC 10.2 5.8 6.6 5.0
Retail – Free Standing Agree Realty Corporation ADC 31.1 6.7 6.0 5.0
Retail – Free Standing Getty Realty Corp. GTY 16.9 3.3 5.2 5.0
Retail – Free Standing Realty Income Corporation O 47.0 5.9 4.8 5.0
Retail – Free Standing STORE Capital Corporation STOR 21.1 5.1 4.7 5.0
Retail – Free Standing National Retail Properties, Inc. NNN 37.1 6.0 4.7 5.0
Timber Potlatch Corporation PCH 34.4 (2.7) 4.4 4.2
Timber Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. PCL 40.8 0.6 4.3 4.2
Timber CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Class A CTT 11.8 2.3 4.2 4.2
Timber Rayonier Inc. RYN 25.5 (0.1) 3.9 4.2
Timber Weyerhaeuser Company WY 30.5 (3.2) 3.8 4.2
Industrial/Office Government Properties Income Trust GOV 19.2 3.6 8.9 4.1
Industrial/Office Gladstone Commercial Corporation GOOD 16.8 1.6 8.9 4.1
Industrial/Office City Office REIT, Inc. CIO 12.4 (0.3) 7.6 4.1
Industrial/Office Chambers Street Properties CSG 7.7 (3.5) 6.6 4.1
Industrial/Office Franklin Street Properties Corp. FSP 11.9 4.8 6.4 4.1
Industrial/Office Liberty Property Trust LPT 33.6 4.2 5.7 4.1
Industrial/Office First Potomac Realty Trust FPO 10.7 3.8 5.6 4.1
Industrial/Office Easterly Government Properties, Inc. DEA 15.6 (1.8) 5.4 4.1
Industrial/Office BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. BMR 20.2 4.6 5.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP 25.2 2.6 4.8 4.1
Industrial/Office Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC 24.0 2.1 4.6 4.1
Industrial/Office New York REIT, Inc. NYRT 10.1 1.7 4.5 4.1
Industrial/Office Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Class A PDM 18.7 6.5 4.5 4.1
Industrial/Office Brandywine Realty Trust BDN 13.8 3.8 4.4 4.1
Industrial/Office Parkway Properties, Inc. PKY 18.5 6.0 4.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW 42.0 5.1 4.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Duke Realty Corporation DRE 19.5 5.2 3.5 4.1
Industrial/Office Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. ARE 91.8 5.0 3.4 4.1
Industrial/Office Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CLI 19.3 4.6 3.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Cousins Properties Incorporated CUZ 10.4 (0.3) 3.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Douglas Emmett, Inc DEI 29.0 7.5 2.9 4.1
Industrial/Office PS Business Parks, Inc. PSB 75.3 4.4 2.7 4.1
Industrial/Office Paramount Group, Inc. PGRE 17.9 4.1 2.1 4.1
Industrial/Office SL Green Realty Corp. SLG 114.5 4.2 2.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Boston Properties, Inc. BXP 125.6 3.7 2.1 4.1
Industrial/Office Kilroy Realty Corporation KRC 70.5 5.0 2.0 4.1
Industrial/Office Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Class A ESRT 17.7 3.7 1.9 4.1
Industrial/Office Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. HPP 29.8 5.0 1.7 4.1
Industrial/Office Equity Commonwealth EQC 26.9 4.9 4.1
Infrastructure Communications Sales & Leasing Inc CSAL 23.9 (3.5) 10.1 4.0
Infrastructure CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. CORR 6.5 2.8 8.3 4.0
Infrastructure Crown Castle International Corp CCI 81.1 1.0 4.0 4.0
Infrastructure InfraREIT, Inc. HIFR 30.8 8.5 2.9 4.0
Infrastructure American Tower Corporation AMT 97.0 3.9 1.8 4.0
Lodging/Resorts Hospitality Properties Trust HPT 29.9 3.9 6.7 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Apple Hospitality REIT Inc APLE 18.9 0.3 6.3 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. AHT 8.6 1.9 5.6 3.9
Lodging/Resorts LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO 38.2 7.6 4.7 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. RHP 58.1 9.4 4.5 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Chesapeake Lodging Trust CHSP 32.3 6.0 4.3 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Chatham Lodging Trust CLDT 28.7 8.3 4.2 3.9
Lodging/Resorts RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ 31.8 6.7 4.2 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. XHR 22.4 3.0 4.1 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. HST 21.2 6.9 3.8 3.9
Lodging/Resorts DiamondRock Hospitality Company DRH 13.8 7.3 3.6 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., INN 14.5 11.5 3.2 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB 45.9 7.1 2.7 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. AHP 15.5 3.4 2.6 3.9
Lodging/Resorts FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated FCH 10.7 8.1 1.5 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. SHO 15.8 5.5 1.3 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Hersha Hospitality Trust Class A HT 28.2 10.0 1.0 3.9
Lodging/Resorts Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. BEE 13.2 8.5 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Inland Real Estate Corporation IRC 10.0 6.5 5.7 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A UBA 19.7 5.7 5.2 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust RPT 17.2 5.3 4.7 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Excel Trust, Inc EXL 15.8 0.4 4.5 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Retail Properties of America, Inc. Class A RPAI 14.6 4.6 4.5 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers DDR Corp. DDR 16.3 5.2 4.2 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Kite Realty Group Trust KRG 26.5 8.4 4.1 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. ROIC 16.7 7.0 4.1 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 35.0 7.0 3.9 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Kimco Realty Corporation KIM 24.5 8.5 3.9 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Brixmor Property Group, Inc. BRX 24.1 4.2 3.7 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Urban Edge Properties UE 21.6 3.8 3.7 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Equity One, Inc. EQY 24.6 5.5 3.6 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. SKT 32.5 2.5 3.5 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Saul Centers, Inc. BFS 52.1 5.8 3.3 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Regency Centers Corporation REG 62.5 6.0 3.1 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Acadia Realty Trust AKR 31.5 8.2 3.0 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. CDR 6.9 8.0 2.9 3.9
Retail – Shopping Centers Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT 135.9 6.1 2.6 3.9
Manufactured Homes UMH Properties, Inc. UMH 9.8 0.4 7.3 3.8
Manufactured Homes Sun Communities, Inc. SUI 67.6 9.3 3.8 3.8
Manufactured Homes Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ELS 56.6 7.7 2.6 3.8
Diversified – Data Center DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DFT 29.9 1.5 5.6 3.8
Diversified – Data Center Digital Realty Trust, Inc. DLR 67.7 1.6 5.0 3.8
Diversified – Data Center CyrusOne, Inc. CONE 30.2 2.6 4.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center CoreSite Realty Corporation COR 48.3 6.2 3.5 3.8
Diversified – Data Center QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Class A QTS 39.7 8.8 3.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center Equinix, Inc. EQIX 263.5 3.7 2.6 3.8
Residential Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Class A BRG 12.9 1.5 9.0 3.6
Residential Independence Realty Trust, Inc. IRT 8.1 7.4 8.9 3.6
Residential Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. APTS 11.2 12.7 6.4 3.6
Residential NexPoint Residential Trust Inc NXRT 13.6 1.2 6.1 3.6
Residential Trade Street Residential, Inc. TSRE 7.2 7.8 5.3 3.6
Residential Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR 32.8 4.5 4.5 3.6
Residential Home Properties, Inc. HME 73.4 0.5 4.1 3.6
Residential American Campus Communities, Inc. ACC 39.0 3.4 4.1 3.6
Residential Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. MAA 77.1 5.8 4.0 3.6
Residential Camden Property Trust CPT 78.4 5.6 3.6 3.6
Residential UDR, Inc. UDR 33.3 4.1 3.3 3.6
Residential Monogram Residential Trust Inc MORE 9.4 4.5 3.2 3.6
Residential Post Properties, Inc. PPS 57.1 4.9 3.1 3.6
Residential Apartment Investment and Management Company Class A AIV 39.5 6.8 3.0 3.6
Residential Equity Residential EQR 74.7 6.5 3.0 3.6
Residential AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB 169.2 5.8 3.0 3.6
Residential Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 28.7 0.2 2.9 3.6
Residential Essex Property Trust, Inc. ESS 223.0 4.9 2.6 3.6
Residential Campus Crest Communities, Inc. CCG 6.4 15.3 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls WP GLIMCHER, Inc WPG 13.9 3.0 7.2 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBL 16.4 1.0 6.5 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Rouse Properties, Inc. RSE 17.6 7.4 4.1 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PEI 22.7 6.6 3.7 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Macerich Company MAC 78.3 4.9 3.3 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG 183.1 5.8 3.3 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls Taubman Centers, Inc. TCO 70.8 1.8 3.2 3.5
Retail – Regional Malls General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP 26.5 3.2 2.6 3.5
Industrial STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG 20.7 3.3 6.7 3.5
Industrial Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Class A MNR 9.9 1.3 6.1 3.5
Industrial EastGroup Properties, Inc. EGP 58.5 4.1 3.9 3.5
Industrial Prologis, Inc. PLD 39.5 6.5 3.6 3.5
Industrial DCT Industrial Trust Inc. DCT 33.6 6.8 3.3 3.5
Industrial Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. REXR 15.0 2.8 3.2 3.5
Industrial Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO 20.9 6.0 3.1 3.5
Industrial First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. FR 20.0 6.9 2.5 3.5
Self Storage National Storage Affiliates Trust NSA 12.3 (0.5) 4.9 3.4
Self Storage Sovran Self Storage, Inc. SSS 92.3 6.2 3.7 3.4
Self Storage Public Storage PSA 198.4 7.6 3.4 3.4
Self Storage Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR 70.2 7.6 3.4 3.4
Self Storage CubeSmart CUBE 25.0 8.1 2.6 3.4

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 17 July 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 June 2015. Companies whose equity market capitalization is lower than $100 million have been disregarded.

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Written by Heli Brecailo

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