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Best Performing Residential REIT Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Accomodation is a basic human need, and real estate developers, builders and service providers across the globe harness this as a profitable opportunity by providing the necessary assets and services for the need for accomodation. Residential REITs are companies which are in the business of acquiring, owning, operating and managing the residential real estate and rental properties spaces in such residential properties to tenants. Residential REITs specialize in residential buildings, apartments, condos, single-family homes, student housing like dormitories and hostels, and even manufactured homes. (See also, List of Best Performing REIT)
Investors looking for adding more diversification to their stock holdings can explore the option of investing in residential REITs. One can find a large number of stock exchange listed Residential REITs, through which they can take investment and trading positions in the residential real estate business.
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 securitites in the category of Residential REITs, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Residential REIT stocks?
This article provides a list of Residential 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 Residential REIT stocks between the end of the previous year and , and the top 10 return generating Residential REIT stocks are listed below.

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Top Residential REIT Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Residential REIT sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Altisource Residential Corporation (RESI) 2) Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) 3) American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) 4) Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc. (HCFT) 5) Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (BRG)
 6) Dynex Capital, Inc. (DX) 7) Sun Communities, Inc. (SUI) 8) Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH) 9) AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNCN) 10) Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET)

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Performance of Top Residential REIT Stocks

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

Altisource Residential

Altisource Residential Corporation, incorporated on July 19, 2012, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on acquiring, owning and managing single-family rental (SFR) properties throughout the United ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Altisource Residential.
The Christiansted, VI, United States-based Altisource Residential Corporation (RESI) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Real Estate company. The stock of Altisource Residential ended the previous year at a price of $12.34 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $16.2 apiece, which indicates a change of 31.28 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Residential REIT for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $664.89 million. It has now changed to $951.7 million as of writing. Altisource Residential 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.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, a real estate investment trust, specializes in acquiring, investing in, and managing residential mortgage-and real estate-related assets. It acquires and manages r ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT.
The Connecticut, CT-headquartered company Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Residential 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 Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has changed by 20.18 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $10.85 per share and year-to-date closing price of $13.04 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $135.07 million to $160.84 million during the same period. Along with Residential REIT, the company is also in the business of REIT, Consumer Services, Real Estate Investment Trusts, REIT, Real Estate, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, Mortgage REIT, among other usual products and services. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 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.

American Homes 4 Rent

American Homes 4 Rent, incorporated on October 19, 2012, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of American Homes 4 Rent.
During the given months of the year 2020, American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 14.46 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 Agoura Hills, CA-based American Homes 4 Rent closed at a price of $26.21 per share, while it traded at a price of $30 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $7.88 billion to $9.49 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.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc., a real estate specialty finance company, focuses on investing in portfolio mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgages, and other real estate related assets. It invests in ag ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hunt Companies Finance Trust.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc. (HCFT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Real Estate sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Hunt Companies Finance Trust has so far gained 7.12 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.23 per share and year-to-date price of $3.46 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $76.51 million to $86.3 million. The stock of Hunt Companies Finance Trust 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.

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE American: BRG) is a real estate investment trust that focuses on developing and acquiring a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality highly amenitize ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT.
The New York, NY, United States-based Consumer Services sector company Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (BRG) holds the number five spot among the best performing stocks of the Residential REIT sector. Classified as the Real Estate Investment Trusts business, the stock price of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT ended the previous year at a price of $12.05 per share while it reached the level of $12.68 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 5.23%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $302.39 million. Few leading stock market index includes Bluerock Residential Growth REIT 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.

Dynex Capital

Dynex Capital, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 2015, is an internally managed mortgage real estate investment trust (mortgage REIT), which invests in residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dynex Capital.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Dynex Capital, Inc. (DX), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $16.94 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $17.8 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 5.08 percentage. The Virginia, VA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $388.71 million to $411.97 million. 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.

Sun Communities

Sun Communities, Inc., incorporated on July 23, 1993, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, which, together with ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sun Communities.
Based on the market-cap change from $13.91 billion to $16.34 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $150.1 per share to a price of $151.95 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Sun Communities, Inc. (SUI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1.23 percentage. Standing at the number seven rank in the top performing list of Residential REIT stocks, the Michigan, MI-based Sun Communities 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.

Invitation Homes

Invitation Homes is a leading owner and operator of single-family homes for lease, offering residents high-quality homes across America. With over 80,000 homes for lease in 17 markets across the country, Invita ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Invitation Homes.
Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH) has moved by -0.9 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Real Estate sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $29.97 apiece to the price of $29.7 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Dallas, TX-based Real Estate sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $16.02 billion to $16.65 billion over the same duration. Invitation Homes is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

AGNC Investment

AGNC Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for whic ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AGNC Investment.
AGNC Investment (AGNCN) generated percentage returns of -1.77 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $25.95 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $25.49 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $8.91 billion to $8.76 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Real Estate speciality business with further classification in the Real Estate sub-category. Based in Bethesda, MD, the YTD performance of the Residential REIT sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Investors Real Estate Trust.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Residential REIT sector is taken by Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET). The company's stock price changed from $72.5 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $70.42 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -2.87 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the North Dakota, ND-based Consumer Services sector company was from $842.82 million to $913.76 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Residential 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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