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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mortgage Applications Rose, Volatility Continued in January

    According to the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) survey, mortgage applications rose by 8.8% for the week ending January 22.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    GGP and Other Retail REITs Struggle to Exist in Digital Era

    During 1Q17, General Growth Properties’ (GGP) occupancy rate (same-store leased percentage) fell to 95.9% from 96.6% in 1Q16.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Why rising asset prices are driving consumer confidence higher

    The CCI is one of the oldest consumer surveys, originally started as a mail-in survey in 1967. It asks respondents whether certain conditions are positive, negative, or neutral.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    How GGP Managed Its Expenses in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, GGP (GGP) reported NOI (net operating income) of $551.0 million, which came in higher than the previous year at $554.0 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    The Real Estate Reaction: Gauging the Impact of the Fed’s Rate Hikes

    The rising interest rate is expected to boost the economy in the long run, but it could severely impact sectors like real estate.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Pending Home Sales Rose Annually, but They’re Falling Monthly

    According to the National Association of Realtors, US pending home sales rose marginally at 0.1% in December versus a 1.1% fall in November 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Simon Property Group’s Key Business Segments

    Simon Property is the only REIT in the S&P 100 Index and has heavy asset concentration on the US east coast and in the central US.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Real Estate

    Jobs report shows hiring is picking up—good for commercial REITs

    Private sector employment increased by 238,000 in December, while November’s numbers were revised upward from 215,000 to 229,000.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Why the FOMC meeting will dominate the headlines this week

    The upcoming week has some important economic data, like housing starts and industrial production, but the FOMC meeting will dominate. Further tapering is more or less assured. The taper should completely finish by the end of the year.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Simon Property Group faces competition from online retailers

    Simon Property Group is by far the biggest shopping center REIT in the U.S., with a market capitalization of $53 billion. The next biggest REITs are less than half Simon’s size.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Consumer

    Does the rise of Amazon consign malls to the dustbin of history?

    It’s conventional wisdom these days that e-commerce giants like Amazon.com means the end of the shopping mall (and brick-and-mortar retailers in general).

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    REITs Are Overvalued on a Price-to-Book Basis

    REITs are the most overvalued sector in XLF on a price-to-book multiple basis. On average, REITs traded at a price-to-book multiple of 3.57x as of Monday, July 6.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    A Fund Flow and Volume Analysis of ICF and PJP

    ICF has observed healthy growth in its fund inflow after negative fund inflow in 2013, surpassing PJP’s total fund inflows in 2014 and 2015.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Financials

    Why the Fed is remaining on its glide path after the jobs report

    We had some other important data, primarily the ISM reports, which showed manufacturing accelerating. The ISM Services report showed that sector accelerating as well.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Assessing Macerich’s Robust Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2014

    Macerich reported a consolidated revenue of $1.1 billion in 2014—a figure up by 7.4% over 2013. In 2013, its revenue growth was a whopping 29.1% over 2012.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mortgage Applications Increased Prior to Regulatory Change

    Mortgage applications increased 25.5% for the week ending October 2, 2015 against a decrease of -6.7% in the previous week.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Simon Property Group and Amazon in Talks on Fulfillment Centers

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Bonds rally on the slightly bullish FOMC minutes

    Bonds rallied on the FOMC minutes, touching as low as 1.93% before selling off and finishing the day with a modest rally.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Rates are falling, but corporate spreads are widening

    The Fed noted that during the October through December intermeeting period, long-term interest rates fell and corporate spreads widened.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Does Falling Gas Mean A Merry Christmas For Retailers?

    At the end of the day, consumers don’t start spending after recessions because they want to. They do it because they have to.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    The push-pull effect of economic strength on the REIT sector

    Economic forces that work at cross-purposes are driving the commercial REIT sector. Economic strength is good, but increasing interest rates are a negative.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Change in the economy’s speed limit will affect commercial REITs

    The REIT sector uses a lot of leverage. The REITs have to payout 90% of their income as dividends. As a result, they aren’t able to build up big cash cushions. This limitation leaves REITs at the mercy of the credit markets.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Green Growth Brands Signs Agreement with Simon Property Group

    In a press release today, Green Growth Brands (GGBXF) announced that it has entered an agreement with Simon Property Group (SPG).

    By Peter Neil
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    Realty Income Enhances Shareholder Value with 98th Dividend Hike

    Realty Income’s well-diversified tenant base has helped in sustaining its growth momentum even in the current challenging retail environment.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Is Simon Property a Good Value Stock at Current Multiples?

    Simon Property’s TTM (trailing-12-month) price-to-FFO ratio is 15.0x.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Simon Property to Continue with Expansion Plan to Drive Growth

    In its second-quarter 2018 earnings conference call, Simon Property (SPG) stated that it will continue investing in the redevelopment and expansion of its properties.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    How American Tower’s Valuation Stacks Up against Its Peers’

    Based on its trailing-12-month price-to-AFFO ratio, American Tower is trading at a discount to its main competitor Crown Castle International.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Rental and Leasing Activity Drove Simon Property’s Q2 Revenues

    Simon Property (SPG) has reported five consecutive quarters of upbeat top-line performances.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    American Tower Continues to Enhance Shareholder Wealth

    American Tower converted itself into a REIT in January 2012, and since then it’s been consistent in paying quarterly cash dividends.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Real Estate

    Why Simon Property’s Stock Has Gained Momentum Recently

    After a weak performance in the first half of 2018 with returns of about -1%, Simon Property Group (SPG) stock has been gaining solid momentum recently.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove American Tower’s EBITDA Higher in Q2 2018?

    American Tower (AMT) reported adjusted EBITDA of $1.08 billion in the second quarter, coming in ahead of analysts’ expectation of $1.07 billion.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Global Expansion Strategy Brings Incremental Revenue for AMT

    American Tower (AMT) generates ~45% of its revenue from the international market.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Where Equity Residential’s Expenses Are Heading

    Equity Residential’s (EQR) second-quarter operating expenses increased at a higher rate than the growth rate of same-store revenues.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Why Wall Street Loves Simon Property Group

    Simon Property Group’s four back-to-back quarters of positive earnings surprises and its impressive outlook have made analysts optimistic.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Is Simon Property’s Premium Valuation Justified?

    Simon Property Group (SPG) can be best evaluated by its price-to-FFO (price-to-funds from operations) multiple.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Expansion, Development Initiatives to Drive SPG’s Income

    Analysts expect Simon Property Group (SPG) to report net operating income (or NOI) of $1.07 billion in the second quarter.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Will Expansion Plans Help Simon Property Drive Mall Traffic?

    Simon Property Group (SPG) has been putting a lot of focus on the redevelopment and expansion of its properties.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Simon Property to Gain from Improving Economy, Trump’s Policies

    The favorable consumer environment should boost the hopes of retailers, the benefits of which are likely to pass on to operators such as Simon Property Group.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Will Sales-Boosting Initiatives Drive Simon Property’s Q2 2018?

    Simon Property Group is undertaking omni-channel retailing and portfolio-restructuring initiatives to maintain traffic amid the retail crisis.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    What American Tower’s Global Expansion Strategy Indicates

    American Tower’s (AMT) global expansion strategy, which includes acquisitions and joint ventures in several countries (mainly in developing nations), is likely to continue supporting its top line.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Forex Volatility Could Affect American Tower’s Operations

    While the US dollar was expected to gain from the growing economy and the rising interest rates, the recent tax cuts have flipped the scenario.

    By Audrey Miller
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look into American Tower’s Major Revenue Drivers

    American Tower (AMT) owns and operates over 160,000 communications sites around the world.

    By Audrey Miller
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Equinix: A Complete Overview

    Equinix generated an ~30.0% yield on gross property, plant, and equipment on stabilized assets. It generated a ten-year shareholder return of ~18.0%.

    By Raina Brown
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    American Tower’s Disciplined Capital Allocation

    American Tower (AMT) deployed $600 million of capital in 3Q17, bringing its year-to-date amount to $3.6 billion.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Think of SPG?

    Analysts gave SPG a mean price target of $188.10, implying an ~16.0% rise from its current level of $162.26.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why SPG Is Commanding a Premium in Comparison to Its Peers

    A higher price-to-FFO multiple for Simon Property means that it has the capacity to give a predictable return as well as consistent dividend yields to investors.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SPG’s Stable Dividend Policy

    During 2016, SPG repurchased 1,409,197 shares at an average price of $181.14 per share.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SPG Investments, US Portfolio Built Up in Upcoming Quarters

    As of 3Q17, Simon Property Group had liquidity of more than $6.5 billion of cash on hand, which includes cash from its joint ventures and revolving credit facilities.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Drivers Contributing to SPG’s Evolution

    Simon Property Group’s capital expenditure increased ~15.0% in 2Q17 while it decreased ~1.2% in 3Q17.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Simon Property Group: Altering Strategies to Target Growth in 2018

    Simon Property Group (SPG) is expected to pay a dividend of $7.15 per share in 2017, an increase of 10.0%. Its portfolio valuation rose 3.9% for 3Q17 on a year-over-year basis.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Boston Properties Returns Value to Shareholders

    In order to qualify as REITs (real estate investment trusts), companies usually have to pay 90% of their profits (excluding capital gains) as dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Boston Properties’ Balance Sheet Position?

    REITs depend on equity and debt for their working capital.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Boston Property Is Flourishing despite Rising Interest Rates

    Although it is a common belief that high interest rates are usually bad for REITs like Boston Properties (BXP), Simon Property (SPG), Prologis (PLD), and Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), we find that REITs have continued in their growth trajectory in the past few months.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Boston Properties Flourish amid Higher Interest Rates?

    REITs have flourished for a considerable period in a record-low-interest-rate environment because they depend on debt and equity for their working capital.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Boston Properties Maintained Profitability with Development Projects

    BXP leased properties with a total area of 926,000 square feet in 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Lies Ahead for Boston Properties in 2017?

    Boston Properties raised its EPS (earnings per share) outlook for 2017 to a range of $2.72 to $2.77 per share.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Boston Properties Fare in 1H17?

    The growing economy has acted as a boon to REITs, and with the help of their strategic initiatives, these REITs have been able to take advantage of the opportunity and report higher revenue and profits.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Boston Properties Could Be Strong Enough to Combat Headwinds

    Boston Properties’ recent upbeat results came on the back of higher leasing activity as well as strong occupancy levels, which led to revenue growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    What Industrial REITs Analysts Think after 2Q17

    Prologis (PLD) has been assigned a target price of $62.75, which is 0.8% higher than its current price level.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Industrial REITs Reward Shareholders in 2Q17?

    Real estate investment trusts have to distribute ~90% of their profits to investors in order to qualify as an REIT.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How 3 Key Industrial REITs Managed Expenses in 2Q17

    Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) fund their development and redevelopment properties through debt.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Capital Deployment Strategies Helped Boost Industrial REIT Sales in 2Q17

    Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) tend to carry on many development and redevelopment projects simultaneously in order to maintain leadership.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Industrial REITs and the Year Ahead

    Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) appear to have a bright future backed by a growing economy and industrial growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Inside 3 Key Industrial REITs in 2Q17: Top- and Bottom-Line Results

    Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) reported robust top-line and bottom-line results in 2Q17 backed by industrial growth,

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Top 3 Industrial REITs: An Overview of the 2Q17 Results

    Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) are currently experiencing a boom, and many investors and analysts anticipate future growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commercial REITs Have Higher Debt-to-Equity Ratios

    GGP’s (GGP) debt-to-equity was 1.55x for 2Q17, which was higher than the industrial mean of 1.07x. As of 2Q17, GGP had $2.0 billion of liquidity.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Development Activities of Commercial REITs in 2Q17

    Simon Property Group (SPG) had 25 redevelopment expansion projects under construction as of 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Top Lines for REITs Simon Property, GGP, and Vornado

    When we consider the top line performance of commercial REITs, we find that they have performed decently during the second quarter.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How GGP Stacks Up against Its Peers after 2Q17

    GGP’s estimated price-to-FFO multiple for fiscal 2018 is 14.2x, which is at a premium compared to its peers.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    GGP’s Generous Return to Stockholders in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, GGP (GGP) paid $17.5 million in dividends to its shareholders. That was higher than $13.3 million paid a year ago.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP Has High Debt-to-Equity Ratio as of 2Q17: Can It Be Lowered?

    GGP maintained a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55x for 2Q17. That was higher than the industrial mean of 1.07x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP Grew in 2Q17 Due to Development and Redevelopment

    GGP has redeveloped its vacant spaces for non-retail uses such as restaurants, entertainment zones, fitness centers, and grocery stores.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    What Caused GGP’s Soft Rent Growth in 2Q17?

    GGP’s (GGP) minimum rent fell by $17.0 million in 2Q17, mainly because of dilution resulting from the sale of an interest in the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas n 2016.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP’s Revenue Rode High in 2Q17, Backed by New Leases

    GGP’s minimum rent fell 3.9% to $349.2 million, and tenant recoveries fell 4.6% to $161.9 million. Overage rent fell 25.0% to $3.3 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP’s 2Q17 Results from an Investor’s Perspective

    GGP (GGP) reported funds from operations (or FFO) of $0.35 per share, which was in line with Wall Street estimates. Adjusted FFO remained flat year-over-year.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s Place among Peers after 2Q17

    AMT’s current price-to-FFO multiple stands at ~22.1x. After 2Q17, American Tower offers a next-12-month dividend yield of 1.9%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How American Tower Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, American Tower distributed cash worth $275 million among its common stockholders and paid preferred stock dividends totaling $27 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Will American Tower Boost Its Shareholders’ Returns in 2Q17?

    American Tower has paid dividends to its shareholders in every quarter since it became a public company. On June 1, AMT hiked its quarterly dividend by 3.2%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Will American Tower Ride High on Its Top Line in 2Q17?

    Analysts expect wireless tower operator American Tower (AMT) to report revenue of $1.6 billion in its 2Q17 earnings call on July 27, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vornado Realty Trust—Development, Redevelopment, and Occupancy

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) invested in developing a high-demand office property in Highline at 512 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, which covers 173,000 square feet.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Comparing American Tower with Retail REITs in Its Industry

    AMT’s current price-to-FFO multiple is ~20.1x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Well Does American Tower Manage Its Balance Sheet?

    AMT reported a debt-to-equity ratio of ~2.8x in 1Q17. The industry median debt-to-equity ratio is ~1.1x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower: A Rewarding Stock for Shareholders

    AMT has maintained a consistent dividend yield over the last two years. Its dividend yield was ~1.8% in 2015 and ~2.0% in 2016.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    5G Is the Future of Internet Data—Is It a Threat to AMT?

    More than 95% of AMT’s towers are located in suburban and rural areas, where the majority of the US population resides.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s Business Model Seeks Consistent Profitability

    AMT maintains non-cancellable long-term leases with an initial term of ten years. Almost 50% of the company’s leases have a renewal date of 2022 or beyond.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s Enhanced Fiscal 2017 Outlook on Growth Opportunities

    American Tower’s (AMT) revenues rose ~26% in 1Q17, driven by 22% growth in its Tenant Billings business and 8.6% growth in its Organic Tenant Billings business.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower Rises above Uncertainty in Wireless Tower Sector

    For fiscal 2017, American Tower (AMT) expects to report adjusted funds from operations exceeding $2.8 billion. This figure is $55 million, or ~2%, higher than expected by the company.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP and Retail REITs: Malls Are Winning the Fight against Depletion

    President Trump doesn’t appear to be inclined to support a higher minimum wage for workers. This could help retail REITs control their operating expenses, boosting their margins.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP: Redevelopment Helps Drive Traffic to Changing Malls

    Mall owners such as GGP (GGP), Simon Property Group (SPG), DDR (DDR), and Kimco Realty (KIM) are redeveloping their vacant areas that were once occupied by anchor tenants.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    GGP Inc.—A Growth Story amid Struggling Retail REITs

    Despite the belief that US malls are giving way to e-commerce, malls are adapting to consumers’ changing needs. Mall owner GGP (GGP) has been able to maintain its earnings streak since 2012.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Wall Street Analysts View Simon Property Group

    Analysts gave SPG a mean price target of $202.45, implying an ~25.1% rise from its current level of $161.78.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Investing in Simon Property Group: Relative Valuation

    Simon Property Group’s current price-to-FFO multiple is ~14.1x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Can REITs Like Simon Property Group Survive the Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes?

    The hawkish interest rate environment has added to the woes of mall owners like Simon Property (SPG), as well as the REIT industry.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Simon Property Group: A Growth Story amid Tremors in REITs

    On April 27, Simon Property Group (SPG) reported 1Q17 earnings per share of $1.53, a 2% beat of the consensus estimate of $1.50.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Would an Interest Rate Hike Affect Real Estate Valuations?

    The real estate sector’s (VNQ) (IYR) performance was subdued in 2016 due to its supply-demand dynamics.

    By Mary Sadler
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Vanguard Growth Index Fund Has Done so Well in 2016

    The Vanguard Growth Index Fund Investor Shares has risen by 4.7% YTD in 2016, placing it as the third-best performer among the 12 funds in our review.

    By David Ashworth
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    General Growth Properties: Less Borrowing Bodes Well

    To lower its effective borrowing costs and extend its maturity profile, GGP was active in unsecured and secured credit markets in fiscal 2015.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Simon’s Valuation Is Unlikely to Expand Further

    Among the 25 analysts following Simon Property stock, 20 have assigned a “buy” rating. The company received no “sell” ratings from any analysts while five brokerages have assigned a “hold” rating.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Simon’s 4Q15 Earnings: Borrowing Cost Should Remain at Same Level

    The total debt of Simon Property Group (SPG) increased from $20.8 billion as of the end of 4Q14 to $22.5 billion as of the end of 4Q15.

    By Peter Barnes
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    SPG’s 4Q15 Operating Metrics: Occupancy under Pressure

    Simon Property Group (SPG) had 179 properties under US malls and premium outlets as of the end of 4Q15 compared to 177 as of the end of 4Q14.

    By Peter Barnes
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