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Here's Why You Should Keep Adding REITs to Your Portfolio

17h zacks
The overall performance of the REIT industry in 2017 has not been awe-inspiring amid macroeconomic uncertainty in the nation and restrained trading activity. However, a number of asset categories have stood out and generated solid returns, at times even above the broader market. Moreover, due to the presence of favorable market conditions, these REITs have enough scope to excel in the future. This reinstalls our confidence and encourages us to focus on individual market dynamics that play a crucial role in determining the performance of REITs. (26-0)

Forget Rate Hike, Ride on the Tech Wave to Gain from REITs

2017-12-15 zacks
Investors in the REIT space are usually jittery when a rate hike is announced by the Federal Reserve and there is no exception this time too. However, instead of fretting over the rate that was increased by a quarter point in the recently concluded FOMC meeting, we ought to shift attention to the better outlook offered by the Fed in terms of GDP growth for 2018, a positive revision in projected inflation and expectations of a “strong” job market. (82-0)

Ventas Puts On The Gloves Vs. Welltower

2017-12-15 seekingalpha
After finishing a four-part series on distressed REITs, readers encouraged a comparison of two higher quality names. (46-0)

EastGroup (EGP) Buys Atlanta Property, Issues $60M Notes

2017-12-14 zacks
EastGroup Properties (EGP - Free Report) announced the acquisition of Gwinnett Progress Center, a property in Atlanta for $29.2 million. Gwinnett Progress Center includes a total of 392,000 square feet covering four distribution buildings and an extra 10.5 acres on which an 85,000 square foot building could be created as a part of expansion. Also, the company issued senior unsecured notes worth $60 million to an insurance company. (1-0)

Superb Earnings Visibility Keeps Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy

2017-12-13 investorplace
With a $35.2 billion market value, Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) ranks in the top 10% of its industry group, Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and in the top 10% of its sector group, Real Estate, in market value. From the prospective of investment attractiveness, the stock's current Portfolio Grader score places it 4 among the 180 companies in this industry group, positioning it among the leaders; among the sector leaders with a ranking of 4 among the 221 companies in the sector, and number 48 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Why REITs are worth a look in 2018 despite higher interest rates and Amazon’s pain for malls - MarketWatch

2017-12-11 marketwatch
In recent years, investors have avoided real estate investment trusts like the plague — or like the half-empty malls in Rust Belt towns, anyway. Concerns about rising interest rates, an aging real estate cycle and the “Amazon effect” have punished REITs: the Vanguard REIT ETF VNQ, -0.09%   is up 1.7% for the year to date, creamed by the 18.6% gain for the S&P 500 SPX, +0.22%  . (8-0)

Exceptional Analytics for Quant Score Make Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy

2017-12-06 investorplace
Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) is a $35.2 billion in market value member of the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) GICS industry group where the stock's current Portfolio Grader score places it 3 among the 180 companies in this industry group, putting it in the top decile. PLD is ranked among the sector leaders with a ranking of 3 among the 221 companies in the sector and number 49 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

Retail REITs Uplift Overall Market Performance in November

2017-12-05 zacks
REITs delivered an encouraging performance in November backed by increased shareholder activity in the retail real estate market. Moreover, decent performance from a number of other core sectors improved the overall market returns. Per data from REIT.com, total returns of the FTSE Nareit All REITs Index logged in a gain of 2.6% in the month, after reporting negative returns in the last two months — a 0. (17-0)

Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy on Stellar Quant Score

2017-11-29 investorplace
Portfolio Grader currently ranks Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) a Strong Buy. With proprietary fundamental and quantitative metrics developed by Louis Navellier, this analytical tool evaluates nearly 5,000 stocks weekly. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking PLD has had from Portfolio Grader for the last month.

Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy on High-Level Earnings Momentum

2017-11-22 investorplace
As one of the 220 companies in the GICS Real Estate sector Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) is a constituent of the 179 company Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) GICS industry group within this sector. PLD has a market value of $35.3 billion which is in the top decile in its industry group. The stock's current Portfolio Grader score places it 3 among the 179 companies in this industry group, positioning it among the leaders; among the sector leaders with a ranking of 3 among the 220 companies in the sector, and number 38 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Exceptional Measures for Quant Score Make Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy

2017-11-15 investorplace
With a $35.2 billion market value, Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) ranks in the top 10% of its industry group, Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and in the top 10% of its sector group, Real Estate, in market value. From the viewpoint of investment attractiveness, the stock's current Portfolio Grader score places it 4 among the 180 companies in this industry group, positioning it among the leaders; in the top decile of the sector with a ranking of 4 among the 221 companies in the sector, and number 48 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Liberty (LPT) Announces Leasing Activities in the Triangle

2017-11-10 zacks
LibertyProperty Trust’s (LPT - Free Report) industrial facilities are not only grabbing attention from prospective tenants, but also experiencing decent demand from the existing ones. Liberty announced that it has struck two new leases as well as a renewal lease in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in Raleigh-Durham. The new tenants will occupy a total of 64,320 square feet of space in two different portfolios of the company. (5-0)

Stellar Measures for Earnings Visibility Keep Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy

2017-11-08 investorplace
Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) ranks in the top decile in its industry group, Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and in the top 10% of its sector group, Real Estate, with a market value of $35.3 billion. From an investment attractiveness viewpoint, PLD is ranked in the top decile of the sector with a ranking of 3 among the 221 companies in the sector; the stock's current Portfolio Grader score places it 3 among the 180 companies in this industry group, putting it in the top decile and number 38 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

Outstanding Earnings Growth Makes Prologis (PLD) a Strong Buy

2017-11-01 investorplace
Portfolio Grader currently ranks Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) a Strong Buy. The methods for fundamental and quantitative metrics used in this analytical tool, developed by Louis Navellier evaluates and ranks nearly 5,000 stocks each week. PLD has recently seen its Portfolio Grader rating upgraded from a Buy to a Strong Buy.

5 REITs That Are Just Right for Retirement

2017-11-01 investorplace
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a must-have holding for any and all retirement accounts. The five REITs I’m about to show you are pivotal to both growing your nest egg, then delivering consistent cash to pay the bills once you’ve called it a career. (126-0)