REITs Have Been Wrecked This Year: Wall Street Loves 7 'Strong Buy' Stocks With Huge Dividends

With a growing portfolio and a versatile business model, Medical Properties Trust continues to rank high across Wall Street. The analysts noted that the company’s acute care hospitals rent coverage increased nicely and the company attributed the increase to better cost controls and higher patient admissions.

The distribution yield here is 10.68% distribution. The $18 Raymond James price target accompanies a Strong Buy rating. The consensus target is $17.92, and Medical Properties Trust stock closed at $11.06 on Tuesday.

Simon Property

Shares of this leading company have been pounded and are offering the best entry point since last year, and it is a very strong idea for investors looking to play the commercial real estate sector. Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is a very strong company for investors looking to play the commercial real estate subsector. It invests in real estate markets across the globe, engaging in investment, ownership, management and development of properties. The company primarily invests in regional malls, premium outlets, mills and community/lifestyle centers to create its portfolio.

Through its subsidiary partnership, Simon Property owns or has an interest in about 230 properties in the United States and Asia. The company also has a 28.9% interest in Klepierre, a European real estate investment trust with over 260 shopping centers in 13 countries.

Simon Property Group stock comes with a 7.30% distribution. The price target at Piper Sandler is $123, and the consensus target is $123.81. The shares ended trading on Tuesday at $98.66.

VICI Properties

This is the top pick across Wall Street in the net lease group, and it is an ideal pick for investors who are more conservative and looking for gaming exposure. VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI) is a triple net lease REIT that was spun out of Caesars Entertainment post-bankruptcy.

VICI Properties has 23 mixed-use gaming, lodging and entertainment properties in its portfolio, and a subsidiary that owns four championship golf courses. The company also owns roughly 34 acres of undeveloped land in Las Vegas, which it leases to Caesars.

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