Yield Watch

US office REITs offer choice between two asset classes with different risk profiles
SINGAPORE (Mar 4): The two local real estate investment trusts (REITs) with US properties have moved up handsomely since the start of the year for two main reasons: clarity on tax and a dovish-sounding US Federal Reserve. Clarity from the US Department of the Treasury on Dec 20, 2018 on proposed regulations under the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for REITs led to a price rally at the beginning of ...
Taking a look at stocks with attractive dividend yields
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In a recent report, KGI Securities highlighted some dividend-yielding stocks in a one-page report titled “High Dividend Watchlist”. According to the broker, these stocks offer higher growth compared with real estate investment trusts (REITs), but are more volatile. The amount of dividends paid out depends on a company’s earnings, and the dividend payout ratio is the ...
Taxing questions for US-based S-REITs as DPU yields expand
SINGAPORE (Nov 26): On Oct 30 and 31, Manulife US Real Estate Investment Trust (MUST) fell sharply to a low of 69.5 US cents, but rebounded on Nov 1. Its decline followed a protracted fall by Keppel-KBS US REIT (KORE), from 73 US cents on Oct 16 to a low of 53 US cents on Nov 5. KORE has since stabilised at 57 US cents to 58 US cents, and MUST has stabilised at 77 US cents. KORE was listed ...