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Real Estate Stock Market Overview

July 11, 2020

The real estate field is well-known for having a wide range of companies that create, own, operate commercial, residential and even industrial properties. These three different types of real estate have real estate investment trusts (REITs) that can be publicly traded.  Each year we notice how the situation on the real estate stock market changes accordingly to global events or crises. The year 2020 is no different.

Real estate investment trusts or REITs are means that create a legal possibility for individual buyers to purchase shares of portfolios of commercial real estate. Such real estate gains good income from many properties. REITs can be calculated in funds from operations (FFO). These funds are criteria for the income that is related to a certain industry. 

Among the most well-known names from the field are Public Storage (PSA), American Tower Corp. (AMT), and Welltower Inc. (WELL).  Some other stocks of real estate have yielded poor returns for the global market. While S&P 500s total return was -10,2%, their united return turned out to be about -16,6% in the past year. Such statistics were published by the Real Estate Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLRE). 

In the following, we will show your three the best real estate stocks in April 2020.  They have the fastest rise in earnings, the best value and the best type of momentum.

Best value for real estate stocks


These three real estate stocks have the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ration for the past twelve months. If we see the situation with incomes, where they can be put back to their shareholders through buybacks and dividends, a low price to earnings ratio can help clients give less for every dollar that was achieved through income. 

For now, we see the situation, where Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) has the highest price ($54.73) and market cap ($16,8 billion). The trailing P/E Ratio is only 8,0.  Then goes Vornado Realty Trust (VNO). Its price is $33.90, the market cap is $6.5 billion, however its P/E ratio is the lowest one – 2.1. The last one is the Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIV). This stock price is 26.33, the market cap is $3.9 billion while trailing P/E ratio is the highest one (8,3).

  • Simon Property Group Inc.: This stock is a true real estate investment trust that creates, owns and operates various properties all over the world.  With the global spread of COVID-19, the company has decided to pause all of its retail real estate in the United States until the end of March. 
  • Vornado Realty Trust: This company is another a REIT that creates and owns offices, merchandise, retail stores, merchandise marts other properties related to their business.
  • Apartment Investment & Management Co.: This company is REIT that is known for its independent management and administration. It operates and even owns communities of apartments. 

Fastest developing real estate stocks

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In the following there the real estate stocks that have the highest number of year-over-year earnings per share (EPS) during the last quarter. Such tendencies show that the company steadily grows and even make a bigger profit. Later, such a situation may help shareholders in reinvesting. 

Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) has achieved the highest price ($116.72) with $30.6 billion of market cap and 900,0%EPS rise. Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) has $76,08 as for price, its market cap calculates in $5.8 billion. Surprisingly its EPS growth is the lowest one – only 170.4%. Then goes Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIV)  with the highest level of EPS growth has reached 2,810%. Its price is $26,33 while the market cap is $3,9 billion. 

  • Digital Realty Trust Inc.: This company is another one REIT that owns and operated many tech-oriented real estate properties around the United States and even around the globe. In March 2020, the company has informed that it has merged with another company InterXion. This company offers cloud-neutral and carrier data center services.
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust: it is REIT that operates, owns and recreates cross-functional and retail real estate properties.  They are located mainly in wealthy communities all over the United States of America. Earlier in February, the company has promised to create big promotions to its highly-professional team. 

The most momentum of real estate stocks

Equinix Inc. (EQIX) has the highest price ($545.89) for this situation, while Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) has the biggest market cap ($51.6 billion). Then goes SBA Communications Corp. (SBAC) that has achieved the highest trailing total return (23,5%) for twelve months.  These three companies are the most successful ones in the process of total return over one year. 

  • Equinix Inc.: this company is a well-known REIT that offers services of colocation space. Moreover, it offers clients and investors a list of solutions and their partners. Such a list is usually working on the basis of their interconnection, colocation, needs for organized IT service.  Earlier in April, the company has purchased the Packet, a platform that provides clients with minimal metal automation. 
  • SBA Communications Corp.: it is known for owning and managing cordless communications infrastructure. The company loans out its antenna space for many different providers of wireless services.  
  • Crown Castle International Corp.: This company is a global REIT that owns, manages and loans out common cordless infrastructure for other companies. Crown Castle International also manages and leases various networks of cables made with fiber-optic and cell towers all over the USA and Puerto Rico.

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