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5 Real Estate Companies Beating the Market

Redwood Trust makes the list

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Tiziano Frateschi
Jun 03, 2021

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  • New York Mortgage Trust tops the list with 81%
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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned real estate companies have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months through June 3.

Redwood Trust

Redwood Trust Inc. (RWT) has a market cap of $1.2 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 73.11% over the past year.

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As of Thursday, the share price was 108.75% above the 52-week low and 2.18% below the 52-week high.

The real estate investment trust has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 45.5% and return on assets of 4.22% are outperforming 77% of companies in the REITs industry. Its financial strength is rated 2 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.05.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.29% of outstanding shares, followed by

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.52% and Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.5%.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital

With a market cap of $214 million, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. (WMC) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 30.08% over the past 12 months.

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As of Thursday, the share price was 86.74% above the 52-week low and 14.15% below the 52-week high.

The manager of mortgage-market investment securities has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 2 out of 10. The return on equity of 27.72% and return on assets of 2.02% are outperforming 51% of companies in the industry. Its financial strength is rated 2 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.01.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Renaissance Technologies with 0.60% of outstanding shares.

Orchid Island

Orchid Island Capital Inc. (ORC) has a market cap of $524 million. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 9.38% over the past year.

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As of Thursday, the price was 31.82% above the 52-week low and 11.41% below the 52-week high.

The company invests in residential mortgage-backed securities. It has a profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.72% and return on assets of 1.63% are outperforming 52% of companies in the industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with no debt.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 1.11% of outstanding shares.

Two Harbors Investment

With a market cap of $2 billion, Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 24.35% over the past 12 months.

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As of Thursday, the price was 59.52% above the 52-week low and 6.59% below the 52-week high.

The REIT has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.91% and return on assets of 2.4% are outperforming 55% of companies in the industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.92.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.92% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons' firm with 0.90% and

Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

New York Mortgage Trust

New York Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYMT) has a market cap of $1.7 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 81.4% over the past 12 months.

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As of Thursday, the price was 115.6% above the 52-week low and 4.6% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 14.09% and return on assets of 7.54% are outperforming 89% of companies in the industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.17.

The company's largest guru shareholder is

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio).

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