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Best Performing REIT Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 2020 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

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) Taubman Centers, Inc. (TCO) 2) Power REIT (PW) 3) Global Medical REIT Inc. (GMRE) 4) Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (CHCT) 5) Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET)
 6) Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (IRT) 7) Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (REXR) 8) NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. (NXRT) 9) Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) 10) OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 184 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:

Taubman Centers

Taubman Centers, Inc., incorporated on November 21, 1973, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Companys segment is focused on owning, developing and managing regional shopping ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Michigan, MI-headquartered company Taubman Centers, Inc. (TCO) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of 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 Taubman Centers has changed by 71.28 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $31.09 per share and year-to-date closing price of $53.25 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.9 billion to $3.26 billion 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. Taubman Centers 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.

Power REIT

Power REIT, incorporated on August 26, 2011, is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that holds, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets related to transportation and energy infrastructure in ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The West Virginia, WV-based Consumer Services sector company Power REIT (PW) 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 Power REIT ended the previous year at a price of $9 per share while it reached the level of $12.72 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 41.33%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $23.63 million. Few leading stock market index includes Power REIT in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Global Medical REIT

Global Medical REIT Inc., incorporated on January 6, 2014, focuses on operating as a real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged primarily in the acquisition and leasing of licensed ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Bethesda, MD-based Global Medical REIT Inc. (GMRE) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts company. The stock of Global Medical REIT ended the previous year at a price of $13.23 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $15.69 apiece, which indicates a change of 18.59 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the REIT for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $498.77 million. It has now changed to $693.51 million as of writing. Global Medical REIT 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.

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 and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (CHCT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Tennessee, TN, 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 Community Healthcare Trust has so far gained 16.85 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $42.86 per share and year-to-date price of $50.08 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $864.82 million to $1.01 billion. The stock of Community Healthcare Trust continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Investors Real Estate Trust

Investors Real Estate Trust, incorporated on August 1, 1997, is a self-advised equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Companys business consists of owning and operating income-producing real estate properties. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) was successful in generating YTD returns of 16.8 percentage which helped it gain the number five 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 North Dakota, ND-based Investors Real Estate Trust closed at a price of $72.5 per share, while it traded at a price of $84.68 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $842.82 million to $984.41 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.

Independence Realty Trust

Independence Realty Trust, Inc., incorporated on March 26, 2009, is an internally-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of owning, managing, operating, leasing, acquiring, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (IRT) has moved by 16.76 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $14.08 apiece to the price of $16.44 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Philadelphia, PA-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.28 billion to $1.49 billion over the same duration. Independence Realty Trust 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.

Rexford Industrial Realty

Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., incorporated on January 18, 2013, is a self-administered and self-managed full-service real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is focused on owning, operating and acquiring industrial ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (REXR), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $45.67 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $52.86 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 15.74 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $5.07 billion to $6.11 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.

NexPoint Residential Trust

NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc., incorporated on September 19, 2014, is an externally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Companys investment objectives are to maximize the cash flow and value ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
NexPoint Residential Trust (NXRT) generated percentage returns of 15.56 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $45 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $52 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.13 billion to $1.3 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 Texas, TX, 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.

Gaming and Leisure Properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI), incorporated on February 13, 2013, is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of ... 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 Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI). The company's stock price changed from $43.05 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $49.56 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 15.12 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Pennsylvania, PA-based Consumer Services sector company was from $9.24 billion to $10.64 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.

OUTFRONT Media

OUTFRONT Media Inc., incorporated on December 30, 2013, is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which provides advertising space (displays) on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $3.85 billion to $4.43 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $26.82 per share to a price of $30.84 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 14.99 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of REIT stocks, the New York, NY-based OUTFRONT Media 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, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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