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4 Stocks This Week (Dividend) [6 Apr 2018] – AREIT; CCT; MCT; MIT

If you’re investing for income, you don’t have to look beyond REITs.


In Singapore, real estate investment trusts (REITs) dominate the top spots when it comes to investing in strong companies that pay out the best dividends.

According to SGX, Singapore REITs were also the second best performing segment in March 2018. It generated a market-capitalisation-weighted total return of 0.8%, only trailing the IT sector’s 1.0% total return. In comparison to the general market, the Straits Times Index (STI) declined by 2.6% in total return during the month.

DollarsAndSense used SGX’s StockFacts platform to narrow down the companies that have 1) delivered steady revenue growth over the past three years of at least 5%; 2) had a market capitalisation of at least $1 billion; and 3) offered a dividend of at least 4%. The results that came back was packed full of REITs. In fact, only two companies in the top 10 search results were not REITs. They were Frasers Property Limited and Yanlord Land Group Limited.

We list the top four below.

# 1 Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: A17U)

Ascendas REIT is the largest listed industrial REIT in Singapore with a diverse portfolio of over 100 properties in Singapore and 30 properties in Australia. Included on the STI, Ascendas REIT has a market capitalisation of $7.9 billion.

Based on its current share price of $2.69, Ascendas REIT pays out a distribution yield of 6.7% per annum. In addition, Ascendas REIT’s share price has increased over 6.3% over the past one-year period. In the year-to-date, its shares have declined 2.2%.

Read Also: Why Investors Need To Diversify Their Dividend Income, And How They Can Do It

# 2 CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) has a portfolio of 10 premium office properties in Singapore as well as a 17.7% stake in MRCB-Quill REIT, a commercial REIT with a portfolio of 11 properties listed in Malaysia. CCT is also part of the STI and has a market capitalisation of $6.6 billion.

Trading at $1.82, CCT pays out a distribution yield of 4.8% per annum. Over the course of the past 52 weeks, CCT has increased over 16.7%. In the year-to-date, its shares have declined close to 8.1%.

Read Also: Income Investing: How To Select The Right Stocks To Build A Sustainable Dividend Income Stream

#3 Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX: N21U)

With a market capitalisation of $4.5 billion, Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) has a portfolio of five premium properties located in Singapore.

At a current share price of $1.56, MCT pays out a distribution yield of nearly 5.8% per annum. In the past 52 weeks, its shares have increased by 2.0%. In the year-to-date, its shares have declined nearly 5.5%.

Read Also: S-REIT Report Card: Here’s How Singapore REITs Performed In Full Year 2017

# 4 Mapletree Industrial Trust (SGX: ME8U)

Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) has a market capitalisation of $3.8 billion, with a property portfolio comprising 85 industrial properties in Singapore and 14 data centres in the US.

Trading at $2.03, MIT pays a distribution yield of 5.8% per annum. In the past one-year period, its share price has risen by 14.0%. In the year-to-date, its shares have declined nearly 1.0%.

Read Also: Here’s How You Can Start Building A Dividend Income Portfolio To Replace Your Wage In Singapore

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