Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

Honeywell Stock Gains on Fiscal 2018 Guidance

On December 13, 2017, Honeywell International (HON) provided its earnings guidance for 2018. Its guidance indicates an EPS of $7.55–$7.80 for fiscal 2018.

Target Ups Its Delivery Game amid Increased Competition

Target (TGT) recently announced the acquisition of Shipt, one of the leading online platforms that provides same-day delivery.

Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

RECENT Real Estate Investment Trusts RESEARCH

JOLT Job Openings
November Job Openings Rose by 11%: Implications for Homebuilders

The JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) report from the BLS is a good forward indicator of the labor market. Job openings are part of the report.

REITs Market Takes a Plunge amid Chaos in China’s Stock Exchange

Though the week ended Friday, January 8, 2016, wasn’t fruitful for many investors, a few REITs provided some relief to investors in the volatile market.

A Look at the Performance of Specialized REITs

With the growing economy and global investment horizons, investments have shifted beyond the traditional options to specialized REITs.

An Overview of Office REIT Columbia Property Trust

Columbia Property Trust is a mid-sized office REIT company in the United States with a market capitalization of $3 billion.

Foreclosure Starts Fall 10% in October

Mortgage delinquencies are falling as home prices rise and the foreclosure pipeline clears. In October, 90-day mortgage delinquencies stood around 4.8%.

Up Close and Personal with BioMed Realty Trust: Investor Insights

BioMed Realty is now the fifth-largest publicly traded office REIT in the United States and is a part of the S&P 400 Index.

New Year Began on a Sour Note for REITs

As the world looked forward to ringing in the new year, the markets didn’t give REIT investors much to celebrate.

Nonfarm Payrolls
Investors Return to a Packed Week of Data as Jobs Report Looms

Investors return from holidays to a week packed with important data as the handicapping for a rate hike in March is now in full swing. We’ll also get ISM data.

Overview: Industrial REITs

The performance of industrial REITs in the past week was on the positive side. Industrial REITs combine assets such as a warehouse, cold storage, research and development sites, and general-purpose flex offices.

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Case-Shiller Index of Home Prices Continued to Rise in October

The seasonally adjusted Case-Shiller Index rose by 0.8% month-over-month and is up by 5.5% year-over-year. Since home prices bottomed out, we’ve had a couple of years of low double-digit returns in prices.

Good News: Mortgage REITs Outperformed Other Subgroups

For the week ending on December 24, IYR and REM brought cheer for investors. They ended the week with positive returns of 0.8% and 2.3%, respectively.

How the Rate Hike Is Impacting REITs

December 23 saw many twists and turns in the market. Hotel and resort REITs, which had a disappointing last week, finally posted positive returns.

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The Last Realist Real Estate Roundup for 2015

About the only economic data of note for real estate investors this week will be the Case-Shiller House Price Index on Tuesday, December 28, and Pending Home Sales on Wednesday. Markets will be closed on Friday for the New Year’s holiday.

REITs Outshine the Broad Market

For the week ended December 18, 2015, mortgage and residential REITs outshined other sub-groups with positive average returns of 2.2% for both.

Markets React to the Rate Hike: What Can Investors Expect?

After months of speculation regarding the much-anticipated interest rate hike, the FOMC meeting on December 16, 2015, finally ended investors’ wait.

What's the Impact of the Fed's Rate Hike on Mortgage REITs?

The rationale behind the formation of mortgage REITs was to provide benefits to investors from the investments in real estate and its components.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Reports Mixed Results for Fiscal 4Q15

After Urstadt Biddle Properties’ (UBA) fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, UBA fell by 4.0% to close at $19.12 per share on December 18, 2015.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities: Overview of a Tech-Focused REIT

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) is a fully integrated, self-administered, and self-managed REIT.

An Investor’s Guide to Highwoods Properties

Highwoods Properties (HIW) is a fully integrated, self-administered, and self-managed REIT.

Week In Review: REITs Plunge along with the Benchmark Index

For the week ending December 11, the iShares US Real Estate ETF, the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped, and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ended on a negative note.


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