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Best Performing Healthcare REIT Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Healthcare is the basic need for humans. Apart from the doctor, nurses and care-giving staff, there is a need for big, sufficient and stable infrastructure to support and fulfill this basis need.
The Healthcare REITs are financial securities which are listed on the stock exchange. They represent the companies which are in the business of owning and managing a vast array of health care-related real estate, providing services around them, and for the collection of rent from the tenants who use these facilities for their healthcare needs. Senior citizens' living facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and skilled nursing facilities are some of the examples of properties of the healthcare REITs. (See also, List of Best Performing REIT).
Explore more: See the best performing REITs lists of Healthcare REITs, Industrial REITs, Hotel REITs, Retail REITs, Office REITs, Residential REITs, Diversified REITs and Mortgage REITs.

Among the various available property-linked healthcare securitites in the category of healthcare REITs, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Healthcare REIT stocks?
This article provides a list of Healthcare REIT stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Healthcare REIT stocks between the end of the previous year and , and the top 10 return generating Healthcare REIT stocks are listed below.

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Healthcare REIT sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (CHCT) 2) CareTrust REIT, Inc. (CTRE) 3) Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) 4) Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) 5) Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA)
 6) Healthpeak Properties Inc (PEAK) 7) Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) 8) LTC Properties, Inc. (LTC) 9) Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI) 10) Ventas Inc (VTR)

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

Community Healthcare Trust

Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated, incorporated on March 28, 2014, is an integrated healthcare real estate company. The Company owns and acquires, or finances, real estate properties that are leased to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Community Healthcare Trust.
The Tennessee, TN-headquartered company Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (CHCT) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Healthcare REIT of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Real Estate Investment Trusts industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Community Healthcare Trust has changed by 9.92 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $42.86 per share and year-to-date closing price of $47.11 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $864.82 million to $1.1 billion during the same period. Along with Healthcare REIT, the company is also in the business of REIT, Consumer Services, Real Estate Investment Trusts, REIT, Real Estate, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Community Healthcare Trust continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CareTrust REIT.
Based on the market-cap change from $1.97 billion to $2.12 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $20.63 per share to a price of $22.18 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, CareTrust REIT, Inc. (CTRE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 7.51 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Healthcare REIT stocks, the California, CA-based CareTrust REIT 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.

Medical Properties Trust

Medical Properties Trust, Inc., incorporated on August 27, 2003, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Medical Properties Trust.
During the given months of the year 2020, Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 3.22 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Alabama, AL-based Medical Properties Trust closed at a price of $21.11 per share, while it traded at a price of $21.79 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $10.92 billion to $11.68 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 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.

Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and he ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Physicians Realty Trust.
The MILWAUKEE, WI -based Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts company. The stock of Physicians Realty Trust ended the previous year at a price of $18.94 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $17.8 apiece, which indicates a change of -6.02 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Healthcare REIT for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $3.57 billion. It has now changed to $3.71 billion as of writing. Physicians Realty Trust continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Healthcare Trust of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of MOBs in the United States, comprising approximately 23.2 million square feet of GLA, with $6.8 billion inve ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Healthcare Trust of America.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Arizona, AZ, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Healthcare Trust of America has so far gained -9.05 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $30.28 per share and year-to-date price of $27.54 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $6.27 billion to $6.02 billion. The stock of Healthcare Trust of America continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Healthpeak Properties

Healthpeak Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) and S&P 500 company. Healthpeak owns and develops high-quality real estate in the three private-pay healthcare asset classes of Life Science, Senior Housing and Medical Office, designed to provide stability through the inevitable industry cycles. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Healthpeak Properties.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Healthpeak Properties Inc (PEAK), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $33.68 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $30.23 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of -10.24 percentage. The Irvine, CA-headquartered Real Estate sector company also saw its market value change from $16.89 billion to $16.28 billion. The REIT Healthcare Facilities specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated, incorporated on May 13, 1992, is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, leases, manages, acquires, finances, develops and redevelops real estate ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Healthcare Realty Trust.
The Tennessee, TN-based Consumer Services sector company Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Healthcare REIT sector. Classified as the Real Estate Investment Trusts business, the stock price of Healthcare Realty Trust ended the previous year at a price of $33.37 per share while it reached the level of $29.6 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -11.3%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $4.03 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Healthcare 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.

LTC Properties

LTC Properties Inc., incorporated on May 12, 1992, is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in senior housing and healthcare properties through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of LTC Properties.
LTC Properties, Inc. (LTC) has moved by -13.09 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $44.77 apiece to the price of $38.91 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Westlake Village, California-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.78 billion to $1.53 billion over the same duration. LTC Properties 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.

Omega Healthcare Investors

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., incorporated on March 31, 1992, is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company maintains a portfolio of long-term healthcare facilities and mortgages on healthcare ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Omega Healthcare Investors.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Healthcare REIT sector is taken by Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI). The company's stock price changed from $42.35 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $36.32 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -14.24 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 $9.25 billion to $8.25 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Healthcare 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.

Ventas

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ventas.
Ventas (VTR) generated percentage returns of -15.07 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $57.74 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $49.04 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $21.52 billion to $18.37 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 Chicago, Illinois, the YTD performance of the Healthcare 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, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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