Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on WPT Industrial REIT and Dream Industrial REIT? I was a shareholder of Pure Industrial REIT with great success until it was bought out. These warehouse REITs appear to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $12.78, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $568.7 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 54 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 18.1 million… Read More

Updating Gannett Co., Inc., Calian Group Ltd., and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

GANNETT CO., INC. $11 (New York symbol GCI; Cyclical- Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 113.7 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend yield: 5.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes newspapers in the U.S. and U.K., including its flagship daily, USAToday.
The company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.16… Read More

AT&T bets big on Time Warner

AT&T has now completed its $103 billion takeover of Time Warner. Big acquisitions like this add considerable risk. However, Time Warner’s extensive library of movies and TV shows should help the company compete with online video providers like Netflix and YouTube.
The stock dropped after AT&T… Read More