REITs (i.e. Real Estate Investment Trusts) allow investors to receive dividend income from diversified real estate investments with increased liquidity (they can be bought and sold just like stocks), portfolio diversification and professional management. The list of REITs is actually quite long (200+ REITs) with a wide range of dividend yields and market caps. So to get the list down to a more manageable size, only companies with a market cap greater than $1 billion and with a dividend yield greater than 7% were included in our Top REITs List. The resulting list contains 14 REITs.
Top Dividend REITs List Description: The following table contains some valuable metrics for REIT investors. The table includes and can be sorted on: company name, dividend yield, market cap, price, as well as the current trading day stock price percent change. Keep in mind that this list can change during the year due to corporate actions (e.g. dividend suspensions, dividend cuts, spin-offs, etc.). This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to our Top REITs List. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Top REITs List FAQ
Why are REIT dividends so high?
One reason REITs dividends are relatively high is that to be granted the REIT status, a company must pay out at least 90% of its net profits in dividends.
How often do REITs pay dividends?
Typically REITs pay dividends quarterly. However, there are several REITs that pay dividends monthly.