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Best Performing REIT Stocks of 2019

Updated Mar 8, 2019
As the benefits and convenience of investment and trading in REITs gains tremendous popularity with every passing day, hundreds of REIT securities have made way to the stock exchanges across the globe allowing a big set of choice to the investors willing to make a bet in the property market. Among the big array of property-linked securitites, which REITs stocks generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of REIT stocks?
This article provides a list of REIT stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2019 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual REIT stocks between the end of the previous year and , and the top 10 return generating REIT stocks are listed below.
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Top REIT Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader REIT sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLR) 2) MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (MRT) 3) Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLRD) 4) Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLRP) 5) CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (CTT)
 6) Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (HASI) 7) Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) 8) CareTrust REIT, Inc. (CTRE) 9) Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) 10) Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (WMC)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 260 REIT stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top REIT ETFs.
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Performance of Top REIT Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., incorporated on June 23, 2011, is a self-managed commercial real estate investment company. The Company focuses on acquiring and managing retail properties with a ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Virginia, VA-headquartered company Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLR) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of REIT of 2019. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Real Estate Investment Trusts industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust has changed by 104.49 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.89 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.82 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $8.69 million to $18.07 million during the same period. Along with REIT, the company is also in the business of Retail REIT, Consumer Services, Real Estate Investment Trusts, REITs, Real Estate, among other usual products and services. Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

MedEquities Realty Trust

MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc., incorporated on April 23, 2014, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Tennessee, TN-based Consumer Services sector company MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (MRT) holds the two spot among the best performing stocks of the REIT sector. Classified as the Real Estate Investment Trusts business, the stock price of MedEquities Realty Trust ended the previous year at a price of $6.84 per share while it reached the level of $10.6 apiece as of Mar 8, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 54.97%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $335.35 million. Few leading stock market index includes MedEquities Realty Trust in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., incorporated on June 23, 2011, is a self-managed commercial real estate investment company. The Company focuses on acquiring and managing retail properties with a ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Virginia, VA-based Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLRD) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts company. The stock of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust ended the previous year at a price of $9.63 per share. As of Mar 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $14 apiece, which indicates a change of 45.38 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the REIT for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $7.31 million. It has now changed to $17.2 million as of writing.

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., incorporated on June 23, 2011, is a self-managed commercial real estate investment company. The Company focuses on acquiring and managing retail properties with a ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (WHLRP) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Virginia, VA, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust has so far gained 45.37 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $7.78 per share and year-to-date price of $11.31 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $7.62 million to $18 million.

CatchMark Timber Trust

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc., incorporated on September 27, 2005, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate company investing in timberlands. The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, acquisition and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (CTT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 33.52 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Atlanta, GA-based CatchMark Timber Trust closed at a price of $7.1 per share, while it traded at a price of $9.48 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $348.1 million to $465.31 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts sector business.

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capita

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc., incorporated on November 7, 2012, makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure, including energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Company focuses on providing ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (HASI) has moved by 32.91 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $19.05 apiece to the price of $25.32 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Mar 8, 2019. The smart run of the Maryland, MD-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.16 billion to $1.58 billion over the same duration. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capita is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Arbor Realty Trust

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The company operates in two segments, Structured Busines ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Arbor Realty Trust (ABR), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $10.07 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $12.67 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 25.82 percentage. The New York, NY-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $1.07 billion to $1.34 billion. The Real Estate Investment Trusts specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

CareTrust REIT

CareTrust REIT, Inc., incorporated on October 29, 2013, is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is primarily engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of healthcare-related ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
CareTrust REIT (CTRE) generated percentage returns of 25.79 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $18.46 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $23.22 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.55 billion to $2.06 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the REIT sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Corporate Office Properties Trust

Corporate Office Properties Trust, incorporated on January 22, 1998, is a fully integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, leases, develops and acquires office and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the REIT sector is taken by Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC). The company's stock price changed from $21.03 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $26.13 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 24.25 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Maryland, MD-based Consumer Services sector company was from $2.36 billion to $2.92 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the REIT sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It focuses on investing in, financing, and managing a portfolio of agency and non-agency res ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $401.28 million to $497.04 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $8.34 per share to a price of $10.33 per share as of Mar 8, 2019, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (WMC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 23.86 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of REIT stocks, the California, CA-based Western Asset Mortgage Capital is categorized as the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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