U.S. – Top Yield Equity REITs by Sector (24Jul15)

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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 24 July 2015

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Property Sector Company Ticker Share Price Div. Yield Sector’s Median Div. Yield
Diversified NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. NRF 15.6 10.3 6.1
Diversified Select Income REIT SIR 20.0 10.0 6.1
Diversified Whitestone REIT WSR 13.0 8.8 6.1
Diversified Lexington Realty Trust LXP 8.5 8.0 6.1
Diversified Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 7.1 7.3 6.1
Diversified One Liberty Properties, Inc. OLP 21.8 7.1 6.1
Diversified Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. AHH 10.0 6.8 6.1
Diversified GEO Group Inc GEO 37.0 6.7 6.1
Diversified EPR Properties EPR 55.7 6.5 6.1
Diversified Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. WI GLPI 33.8 6.4 6.1
Diversified W.P. Carey Inc. WPC 60.1 6.3 6.1
Diversified Corrections Corporation of America CXW 34.5 6.3 6.1
Diversified Iron Mountain, Inc. IRM 31.1 6.1 6.1
Diversified OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT 25.1 5.4 6.1
Diversified Lamar Advertising Company Class A LAMR 57.9 4.8 6.1
Diversified Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 26.3 4.6 6.1
Diversified Alexander’s, Inc. ALX 400.5 3.5 6.1
Diversified Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. SBY 16.2 3.0 6.1
Diversified Vornado Realty Trust VNO 96.0 2.6 6.1
Diversified Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust SWAY 24.3 2.3 6.1
Diversified American Assets Trust, Inc. AAT 41.6 2.2 6.1
Diversified American Residential Properties, Inc. ARPI 18.3 2.2 6.1
Diversified American Homes 4 Rent Class A AMH 16.1 1.2 6.1
Diversified American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Class A ARCP 8.5 6.1
Diversified Winthrop Realty Trust FUR 14.8 6.1
Health Care Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 17.1 9.1 5.3
Health Care New Senior Investment Group Inc SNR 12.7 8.2 5.3
Health Care Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW 13.7 6.4 5.3
Health Care Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI 36.2 6.1 5.3
Health Care HCP, Inc. HCP 38.0 5.9 5.3
Health Care Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. SBRA 27.2 5.7 5.3
Health Care Physicians Realty Trust DOC 16.0 5.6 5.3
Health Care National Health Investors, Inc. NHI 64.0 5.3 5.3
Health Care Universal Health Realty Income Trust UHT 48.5 5.3 5.3
Health Care Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated HR 23.9 5.0 5.3
Health Care CareTrust REIT Inc CTRE 12.8 5.0 5.3
Health Care Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN 67.8 4.9 5.3
Health Care Ventas, Inc. VTR 65.4 4.8 5.3
Health Care LTC Properties, Inc. LTC 43.2 4.7 5.3
Health Care Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Class A HTA 25.2 4.6 5.3
Health Care Community Healthcare Trust, Inc. CHCT 19.0 5.3
Retail – Free Standing Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. SRC 10.1 6.7 5.1
Retail – Free Standing Agree Realty Corporation ADC 30.4 6.1 5.1
Retail – Free Standing Getty Realty Corp. GTY 16.4 5.4 5.1
Retail – Free Standing Realty Income Corporation O 47.1 4.8 5.1
Retail – Free Standing STORE Capital Corporation STOR 20.8 4.8 5.1
Retail – Free Standing National Retail Properties, Inc. NNN 37.3 4.7 5.1
Timber CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Class A CTT 10.1 4.9 4.4
Timber Potlatch Corporation PCH 33.6 4.5 4.4
Timber Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. PCL 40.1 4.4 4.4
Timber Rayonier Inc. RYN 24.3 4.1 4.4
Timber Weyerhaeuser Company WY 29.8 3.9 4.4
Industrial/Office Government Properties Income Trust GOV 18.0 9.6 4.2
Industrial/Office Gladstone Commercial Corporation GOOD 16.0 9.4 4.2
Industrial/Office City Office REIT, Inc. CIO 12.4 7.6 4.2
Industrial/Office Chambers Street Properties CSG 7.3 6.9 4.2
Industrial/Office Franklin Street Properties Corp. FSP 11.6 6.5 4.2
Industrial/Office Liberty Property Trust LPT 33.6 5.6 4.2
Industrial/Office First Potomac Realty Trust FPO 10.7 5.6 4.2
Industrial/Office Easterly Government Properties, Inc. DEA 15.6 5.4 4.2
Industrial/Office BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. BMR 20.5 5.1 4.2
Industrial/Office Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP 24.1 5.0 4.2
Industrial/Office Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Class A PDM 18.2 4.6 4.2
Industrial/Office Corporate Office Properties Trust OFC 24.0 4.6 4.2
Industrial/Office New York REIT, Inc. NYRT 10.3 4.5 4.2
Industrial/Office Brandywine Realty Trust BDN 13.7 4.4 4.2
Industrial/Office Parkway Properties, Inc. PKY 17.7 4.2 4.2
Industrial/Office Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW 41.7 4.1 4.2
Industrial/Office Duke Realty Corporation DRE 19.7 3.5 4.2
Industrial/Office Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. ARE 92.5 3.3 4.2
Industrial/Office Cousins Properties Incorporated CUZ 10.0 3.2 4.2
Industrial/Office Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CLI 20.1 3.0 4.2
Industrial/Office Douglas Emmett, Inc DEI 29.1 2.9 4.2
Industrial/Office PS Business Parks, Inc. PSB 74.8 2.7 4.2
Industrial/Office Paramount Group, Inc. PGRE 17.9 2.1 4.2
Industrial/Office SL Green Realty Corp. SLG 113.2 2.1 4.2
Industrial/Office Boston Properties, Inc. BXP 125.2 2.1 4.2
Industrial/Office Kilroy Realty Corporation KRC 70.4 2.0 4.2
Industrial/Office Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Class A ESRT 17.4 2.0 4.2
Industrial/Office Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. HPP 30.2 1.7 4.2
Industrial/Office Equity Commonwealth EQC 26.7 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Hospitality Properties Trust HPT 27.7 7.2 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Apple Hospitality REIT Inc APLE 17.6 6.8 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. AHT 8.7 5.5 4.2
Lodging/Resorts LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO 34.2 5.3 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. RHP 55.6 4.7 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Chesapeake Lodging Trust CHSP 31.3 4.5 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. XHR 20.8 4.4 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Chatham Lodging Trust CLDT 27.5 4.4 4.2
Lodging/Resorts RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ 30.4 4.3 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. HST 19.7 4.1 4.2
Lodging/Resorts DiamondRock Hospitality Company DRH 12.9 3.9 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., INN 13.5 3.5 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB 42.4 2.9 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. AHP 15.1 2.7 4.2
Lodging/Resorts FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated FCH 10.2 1.6 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. SHO 14.7 1.4 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Hersha Hospitality Trust Class A HT 26.8 1.0 4.2
Lodging/Resorts Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. BEE 13.7 4.2
Infrastructure Communications Sales & Leasing Inc CSAL 21.2 11.3 4.0
Infrastructure CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. CORR 6.1 8.9 4.0
Infrastructure Crown Castle International Corp CCI 82.4 4.0 4.0
Infrastructure InfraREIT, Inc. HIFR 32.6 2.8 4.0
Infrastructure American Tower Corporation AMT 96.8 1.8 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Inland Real Estate Corporation IRC 9.7 5.9 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A UBA 19.1 5.3 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust RPT 16.7 4.8 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Retail Properties of America, Inc. Class A RPAI 14.4 4.6 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Excel Trust, Inc EXL 15.8 4.6 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers DDR Corp. DDR 16.1 4.3 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Kite Realty Group Trust KRG 25.7 4.2 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. ROIC 16.7 4.1 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 34.7 4.0 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Kimco Realty Corporation KIM 24.3 4.0 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Urban Edge Properties UE 20.8 3.8 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Brixmor Property Group, Inc. BRX 24.0 3.8 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Equity One, Inc. EQY 24.2 3.6 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. SKT 32.3 3.5 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Saul Centers, Inc. BFS 51.4 3.3 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Regency Centers Corporation REG 62.1 3.1 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Acadia Realty Trust AKR 31.4 3.1 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. CDR 6.7 3.0 4.0
Retail – Shopping Centers Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT 134.5 2.6 4.0
Manufactured Homes UMH Properties, Inc. UMH 9.5 7.5 3.8
Manufactured Homes Sun Communities, Inc. SUI 67.8 3.8 3.8
Manufactured Homes Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ELS 56.9 2.6 3.8
Diversified – Data Center DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DFT 30.3 5.5 3.8
Diversified – Data Center Digital Realty Trust, Inc. DLR 65.2 5.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center CyrusOne, Inc. CONE 30.2 4.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center CoreSite Realty Corporation COR 49.8 3.4 3.8
Diversified – Data Center QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Class A QTS 40.3 3.2 3.8
Diversified – Data Center Equinix, Inc. EQIX 276.1 2.4 3.8
Industrial STAG Industrial, Inc. STAG 19.1 7.2 3.6
Industrial Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Class A MNR 9.8 6.2 3.6
Industrial Prologis, Inc. PLD 39.9 4.0 3.6
Industrial EastGroup Properties, Inc. EGP 59.6 3.8 3.6
Industrial Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. REXR 14.3 3.4 3.6
Industrial DCT Industrial Trust Inc. DCT 33.7 3.3 3.6
Industrial Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO 20.1 3.2 3.6
Industrial First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. FR 20.0 2.6 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls WP GLIMCHER, Inc WPG 13.7 7.3 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBL 15.9 6.6 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls Rouse Properties, Inc. RSE 17.5 4.1 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PEI 22.0 3.8 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls Simon Property Group, Inc. SPG 184.7 3.4 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls Macerich Company MAC 77.4 3.4 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls Taubman Centers, Inc. TCO 70.9 3.2 3.6
Retail – Regional Malls General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP 26.3 2.6 3.6
Residential Independence Realty Trust, Inc. IRT 7.6 9.5 3.5
Residential Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. Class A BRG 12.6 9.2 3.5
Residential Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. APTS 11.2 6.4 3.5
Residential NexPoint Residential Trust Inc NXRT 13.5 6.1 3.5
Residential Trade Street Residential, Inc. TSRE 6.9 5.5 3.5
Residential Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR 32.8 4.5 3.5
Residential Home Properties, Inc. HME 72.9 4.2 3.5
Residential American Campus Communities, Inc. ACC 38.7 4.1 3.5
Residential Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. MAA 76.7 4.0 3.5
Residential Camden Property Trust CPT 78.9 3.5 3.5
Residential UDR, Inc. UDR 33.5 3.3 3.5
Residential Monogram Residential Trust Inc MORE 9.3 3.2 3.5
Residential Post Properties, Inc. PPS 57.3 3.1 3.5
Residential Apartment Investment and Management Company Class A AIV 40.0 3.0 3.5
Residential Equity Residential EQR 74.6 3.0 3.5
Residential AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AVB 169.3 3.0 3.5
Residential Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 28.7 2.9 3.5
Residential Essex Property Trust, Inc. ESS 223.8 2.6 3.5
Residential Campus Crest Communities, Inc. CCG 6.2 3.5
Self Storage National Storage Affiliates Trust NSA 11.9 5.0 3.4
Self Storage Sovran Self Storage, Inc. SSS 92.5 3.7 3.4
Self Storage Public Storage PSA 201.9 3.4 3.4
Self Storage Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR 71.0 3.3 3.4
Self Storage CubeSmart CUBE 25.1 2.5 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 24 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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