Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are characterized by relatively high dividend yields, stable and predictable lease-based cash flows, and low exposures to slowing growth and sovereign debt issues internationally. Given the mostly-domestic profile of their income sources, U.S. REITs are gaining support among investors looking for havens from international volatility. In principle, REITs are attractive as they offer consistent current income, paying at least 90 percent of their taxable income as dividends. Therefore, they usually carry higher dividend yields than many dividend-paying stocks and U.S. government bonds. As investments, REITs bring diversification to investment portfolios, given the REITs’ low correlation with the broad equity and bond markets. At the same time, they provide investors with a targeted exposure to residential and commercial property markets.
Key Features and Coverage at RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 970 companies and 32 indices (mainly FTSE NAREIT indices).
Some of the data items available include:
- Currency Code, Country Code, Cusip, Date, Description, Indicated Annual Dividend, Gross Index, Industry Code (Icb), Industry Description (Icb), Supersector, Sector, Investable Factor, Isin, Investable Market Value, Investable Weight, Mic Code, Market Capitalization, Market Value, Adjustment Factor, Number Of Constituents, Net Adjustment Factor, Price Index, Sedol, Number Of Shares Outstanding, Shares Outstanding, Symbol, Ticker, Unadjusted Price, Volume, Yield (Percent), etc.