Dividend REIT stocks with low volatility

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) can be some of the largest dividend-payers, due largely to the preferential tax treatment they receive. A REIT does not have to pay Federal income tax if at least 90% of their taxable net income is paid to shareholders as dividends. REITs provide individual investors an opportunity to participate in the returns of large-scale, income-producing real estate investments. Although residential real estate has a strong history of performance relative to inflation, many REITs are sensitive to economic factors due to their focus on industry sectors such as retail shopping malls, health care facilities, commercial office rental space, etc.

Criteria:

  • Stock Attributes: Real estate investment trusts.
  • Dividend Fundamentals: Dividend yield above 4%; at least 1 dividend increase in the last 3 years; has not decreased its dividend in the last 3 years when measured from one payment to the next.
  • Technical Indicators and Risk Profile: IV30 (the forward implied volatility rate) is below 20; 1-year volatility is below 20; implied volatility rank below its 50th percentile (moderate to subdued); current price is above 20-day, 50-day, and 252-day moving average.
Symbol Name Price % Chg Market Cap Dividend
Yield
Dividend
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1-Yr Volatility IV30 IV % Rank % From
20-Day MA
% From
50-Day MA
% From
250-Day MA
Industry