Urban focus enhances RioCan’s prospects

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $25 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 304.6 million; Market cap: $7.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.5; Dividend yield: 5.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 233 shopping centres and other rental properties in… Read More

New developments set to spur cash flow

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $47.57 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units outstanding: 103.9 million; Market cap: $5.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 3.4%; www.alliedreit.com) owns 151 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Most of those are classified as Class I buildings. Together, they comprise… Read More

These high yields still look sustainable

H&R REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $23 (Toronto symbol HR.UN; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Units o/s: 285.7 million; Market cap: $6.6 billion; Divd. yield: 6.0%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.hr-reit.com) owns 35 office buildings, and 319 retail, 90 industrial and 22 residential properties. It also has… Read More

Here are three top picks for 2019

Dear safe-money investor:
We’ve selected our top picks for 2019—one stock, one real estate investment trust (REIT) and one exchange-traded fund (ETF). Each offers an attractive combination of growth prospects and a reasonable price.
We feel that investors profit the most by holding a well-balanced portfolio… Read More