REIT S&P 500 Charts
Current Yields on S&P 500 Index REITs
*Yields have been calculated using current quarter annualized dividend payments.
Average yield for the 20 REITs included in the S&P 500 Index is 3.5% as of September 30, 2014, almost twice the yield
on the S&P 500 Index, at 1.9%.
Highest yields among S&P 500 Index REITs are offered by all 3 of the Health Care REITs, including HCP Inc at 5.5%, as well as
Health Care REIT at 5.1% and Ventas at 4.7%.
Lowest yields among S&P 500 Index REITs are provided by both of the Specialty Cell Tower REITs, including American Tower
at 1.5% and Crown Castle at 1.7%.
List of S&P 500 Index REITs has been updated to include Crown Castle, included prior to REIT conversion, Essex Property Trust ,
added April 2014, and General Growth Properties, restored to the S&P 500 Index during December, 2013.
S&P 500 Index REITs - Total Return for 2013
Total Return for S&P 500 Index REITs for 2013 ranged from decline of (15%) for HCP Inc to high of 27% for Host Hotels & Resorts. Total return
includes 2013 price change, as well as actual cash dividends distributed for 2013, with yield calculated on price as of December 31, 2012.
See our REIT Weekly Comments for overall REIT sector performance.
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