As the S&P 500 started the week by going lower at the open, the major real estate investment trusts were mixed with a few opening higher and a handful joining the larger market by heading downward.
Medical Properties Trust Inc MPW got off to a decent start with a 0.64% higher price.
The company is a healthcare facility REIT, as the name implies, and right now the company is paying investors a 7.44% dividend which is higher than most in the sector.
Despite that, recent analyst ratings have been coming down. On June 22nd, J. P. Morgan took Medical Properties down a notch from “overweight” to “neutral.” This followed an April downgrade by Jeffries from “buy” to “hold.”
ProLogis Inc PLD was up 0.61% shortly after the open.
In business since 1994 and calling itself ProLogis since 1998, this industrial property REIT pays a 2.60% dividend. The units are way down from that late April peak of $175 but seem to bouncing off of the June low around $107.50.
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Park Hotels & Resorts Inc PK was down 1.74% just after the open.
This REIT pays a 0.29% dividend. The lodging company tends to trade up and down along with consumer discretionary stocks, a function of the “resorts” part of the business. Concerns with inflation and interest rate hikes move the price around. It’s unclear if the June and early July lows will hold.
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