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The company offers a very high yield as its business continues to recover from the pandemic

Earlier this month, I indicated that I was impressed with W.P. Carey Inc.'s (WPC) performance during its most recent quarter. The trust continues to enjoy an extremely high occupancy rate even in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.

Not all real estate investment trusts have fared as well as W.P. Carey, however. Forced temporary store closures have impacted many REITs.

One such name is Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT). Regardless, investors buying shares of the trust may be paid a high dividend as they wait for a full recovery from the Covid-19 pandmeic.

Quarterly highlights

Federal Realty reported third-quarter

236 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-11-22 22:13
Quarterly results showed the trust is able to overcome Covid-19-related headwinds

Shares of W.P. Carey trade nearly 23% below their 52-week high. News that a vaccine for Covid-19 has shown promising results has given a lift to the entire market, but shares of W.P. Carey are higher by almost 10% since its quarterly results release, even beating the 7.5% gain of the S&P 500 index.

I continue to believe that W.P. Carey is one of the strongest REITs in the market place and can still be bought at a good valuation despite this return over the last two weeks. Let's look at the trust's most recent quarter to see why I

165 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-11-13 17:00
These four stocks offer a high yield and reasonable valuation

With the S&P 500 averaging a dividend yield of 1.8%, the hunt for yield can be a difficult one. Valuation is also an issue as the average price-earnings ratio for the market index approaches 29.

This article will discuss four stocks trading with at least a 3% dividend yield and a reasonable valuation that I consider to be a buy today.

Cardinal Health, Inc

Cardinal Health, Inc (CAH) is a leading supplier of products and services to customers in the healthcare sector. The vast majority of revenues come from the company's pharmaceutical segment, though the medical segment is much

326 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-09-29 14:45
W.P. Carey had a steep decline going into the end of 2019, providing investors an opportunity

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are often a favorite amongst income-seeking investors - and with good reason, as these stocks often have a very high dividend yield. These stocks can offer high yields because they are obligated under the law to pay out at least 90% of taxable income in the form of dividends.

Unlike the rest of the market, REIT stocks had a difficult end to last year. One high-yielding REIT that suffered at the end of 2019 is W.P. Carey (WPC). The stock finished more than 27% higher for 2019 but experienced a 10.6% decrease in value

350 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-01-14 16:50
Guru's largest sales of the 2nd quarter

Value investor and co-CEO of Markel Corp., Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio), sold shares of the following stocks during the second quarter.

The guru sold 26.31% of his W.P. Carey Inc. (WPC) stake, impacting the portfolio by -0.29%.

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The self-managed diversified real estate investment trust has a market cap of $7.02 billion and an enterprise value of $11.46 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on equity of 8.86% is outperforming the sector, the return on

123 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-08-06 16:31
Discussion of holdings and performance

September was a solid month for the Dividend Growth portfolio, as it retuned 1.02% for the month. This underperformed the 1.93% return for the S&P 500, but the portfolio also started the month with a larger-than-usual allocation to cash.

The portfolio remains moderately cash heavy, with 10% allocated to cash as of month end. But as we enter the seasonally strong November to April period, I will look to get fully invested over the course of the next month, market conditions allowing.

The true standout performers in September were our two automakers, General Motors (GM) and Ford (F), which

239 Views    Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA    2017-10-11 21:41
Companies that raised dividends in the past week

As part of my monitoring process, I review the list of dividend increases every single week. I usually focus on companies that have raised dividends for at least a decade in order to narrow down the list of companies to review. In order to be successful at dividend growth investing, you need to identify companies that can grow earnings, dividends and intrinsic values over time, which you can also purchase at an attractive valuation. I write these reviews in order to educate dividend investors about the quick method I use to look at companies before deciding whether to

372 Views    Dividend Growth Investor    2017-06-19 16:50
Exploring the investment prospects of this high-yield REIT in detail

(Published by Bob Ciura on May 16)

W.P. Carey Inc. (WPC) stock has declined 15% from its 52-week high set back in June 2016. At the same time, the company has consistently increased its dividend for several years, resulting in a current dividend yield exceeding 6%.

Its 6.4% dividend yield is highly appealing relative to the alternatives. Such a high yield is rare in light of persistently low interest rates.

You can see the full list of established 5%-plus yielding stocks here.

Consider the average dividend yield in the S&P 500 Index is roughly 2%, and the yield

69 Views    Ben Reynolds    2017-05-16 18:42
Which one is the better investment?

(Published by Bob Ciura on April 20)

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs as they are more commonly known, are great sources of income.

It is not uncommon to find REITs with dividend yields that are several percentage points above the Standard & Poor's 500 average, which hovers around 2% right now.

Realty Income (O) and Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) are no different.

Both stocks have dividend yields well above the index average.

Each stock has a long history of raising its dividend regularly. Realty Income and Omega are both Dividend Achievers, a group of 265 stocks with 10-plus years

240 Views    Ben Reynolds    2017-04-20 18:28
The selloff in quality income stocks and index and active funds as the likelihood of a Fed rate rise gets closer is overdone. Expect opportunity to knock

If the past is prologue to the future, a 0.25% rate increase will send thousands of issues tumbling 3%, 4%, 5% and more. Is it possible the portfolios of the income stocks and mutual funds (ETF, CEF or open-end) you own will be yielding 3% to 5% less the day or month after the rate rise? Unlikely. Yet, this knee-jerk reaction strikes every time we are within a week of the Federal Reserve meeting. I know this because our profitable investments in this arena are now executing as our trailing stop prices are reached.

“Weird,” you say. “But how does

143 Views    Joseph L Shaefer    2017-03-09 23:24
See the investment prospects of the two

Published Feb. 18 by Bob Ciura

Many income investors hold real estate investment trusts, or REITs, in high regard.

There is a good reason for this, because REITs are excellent sources of income. REITs typically provide dividend yields around twice as high as the S&P 500 Index—and even more in some cases.

W.P. Carey (WPC) and Realty Income (O) are two high-quality REITs. Both are Dividend Achievers, a group of 272 stocks with 10+ years of consecutive dividend increases.

You can see the full Dividend Achievers List here.

Realty Income is a legend among dividend stocks. It calls itself

129 Views    Ben Reynolds    2017-02-20 03:12
W.P. Carey offers a safe 6.6% yield and a reasonable valuation for income investors

With the stock market hitting record highs day after day, many value-focused investors are understandably nervous about investing new money at this time.

Fortunately, there are still a few industries where high-yield dividend investors can turn for generous, secure and growing dividends.

One of these is Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, the easiest way for dividend investors to gain exposure to real estate. Many REITs have sold off in recent months as rising interest rates have made them relatively less appealing investments.

W.P. Carey (WPC) converted to REIT status in 2012 and has seen its stock price decline

520 Views    Brian Bollinger    2016-12-13 16:50

I’m getting July started off right, with the purchase of shares in a high-quality company that has a penchant for rewarding shareholders (the owners of the company) with large and growing dividends. They say snowballs don’t roll in July. I beg to differ!

This past weekend saw July 4th, or Independence Day.

First, thank you to everyone who serves in the military and allows us the freedom we enjoy.

Second, when I think of Independence Day, I also think of a different kind of independence – independence from the rat race, wage slavery, and the constant need to

2938 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-07-07 18:51

June is quickly becoming my busiest month ever in regards to stock purchases. And I mean that both in terms of the sheer amount of capital deployed as well as the total number of transactions. I’m actually buying stocks quicker than I can write articles, so these articles will trail the actual transactions by a number of days. If you’re interested in knowing what I’m buying in almost real-time, you can follow me on Twitter.

For the second purchase this month I decided to target a REIT that I recently initiated a position in. The price continues to drop

1231 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-06-10 12:30

I’ve noticed a lot of investors have been loath to invest new capital in the stock market over the last year or so in fear that a correction would occur and they’d lose money.

First, what’s a correction?

Investopedia defines it as the following:

A reverse movement, usually negative, of at least 10% in a stock, bond, commodity or index to adjust for an overvaluation. Corrections are generally temporary price declines interrupting an uptrend in the market or an asset. A correction has a shorter duration than a bear market or a recession, but it can be a

1915 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-06-07 23:31

Fresh off of a little break for the Memorial Day weekend, I’m back to thinking and writing about high-quality dividend growth stocks.

Well, I should say back to writing. I’m always thinking about this stuff.

Specifically, I’m thinking about what stocks right now look attractive to add to theFreedom Fund. Since this portfolio of mine will be one day literally paying for my freedom by generating enough dividend income for me to live off of, it’s in my best interest to stuff it with the best businesses at the best valuations I can find at any given time while

1477 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-05-26 18:16

I’m incredibly fortunate to stay busy on the stock purchasing front, with May being a blockbuster month in terms of fresh capital deployment.

Most of my attention this month has been focused on REITs, adding to my positions inW.P. Carey Inc. (WPC) very early in the month and then just a day later Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (OHI). I think both stocks are trading at reasonable valuations here with extremely appealing combinations of yield and growth.

Interest rates, corrections, and currencies! Oh my! I keep hearing about all of it. Yet I continue to regularly invest and turn

1051 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-05-18 12:15

Fresh off of hearing [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Warren+Buffett]Warren Buffett[/url] ([url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Warren+Buffett]Trades[/url], [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/holdings.php?GuruName=Warren+Buffett]Portfolio[/url]) and [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Charlie+Munger]Charlie Munger[/url] ([url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Charlie+Munger]Trades[/url], [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/holdings.php?GuruName=Charlie+Munger]Portfolio[/url]) speak in person, I feel like I’ve never been more inspired or motivated to reach financial independence. I know there’s a me that exists in the future that’s already financially free, and the me of today is simply doing what’s necessary to bridge the gap between the here and now where I’m not free and the future where I am free.

As such, I decided to put some capital to work once more. We’ve just started the month, but it’s just as good a time

1745 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-05-05 13:09

Buying high-quality dividend growth stocks is just really one of my favorite pastimes. Much like someone might love to engage in a shopping spree at the local mall, the stock market is my “mall” and stocks that pay and grow dividends are my “merchandise”.

I foreshadowed this stock purchase, like I usually do, when I published my watch listearlier this month. I leave nothing for surprise, so I guess this blog isn’t quite as suspenseful as it could be. But it’s all in the name of providing an honest look into the journey to financial independence in real-time.

I

1679 Views    Jason Fieber    2015-04-15 11:22

Are you looking for companies that can sustain and grow their dividend? In making that determination, a company’s Statement of Earnings is one of the last places you should look. Cash is king for the dividend investor and the Statement of Cash Flows is where astute investors begin when they want to understand the viability of a company. To succeed as a dividend investor, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash. You can fake earnings, but you can’t fake cash.

Below are several stocks using real cash to

867 Views    Dividends4Life    2014-06-30 13:49

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