REITS can be an important tool to help diversify your equity portfolio, but analyzing them is a bit different from analyzing a common stock. For instance, instead of earnings per share, funds from operations (FFO) per share is commonly used in the analysis of a REIT.
Our new REIT Center at EquityResearchService.com is focused on long-term analysis of real estate investment trusts (REITs), focusing on growth and total return characteristics.
To get started, simply enter the ticker symbol of any Canadian or U.S. REIT to retrieve a full analysis of any publicly-traded REIT in the U.S.
The REIT Center includes a REIT Screener to help you search for suitable REITs to study using data most appropriate to REIT analysis.
The REIT Industry Averages section provides a view of all the industries in the REIT sector, along with key analysis ratios, and then drill down to view comparisons for all companies in a particular REIT industry.
The REIT Research Help Center can help you learn about the data and calculations used in our REIT Center, as well as tips for using the information in your own analysis.
BetterInvesting members and users of the StockSelection Guide can download ITK files which can be imported into Toolkit 6 or SSG Plus. These files include FFO and related historical data figures to aid in analysis and data entry.
The REIT Center is included with a subscription to EquityResearchService.com. A free trial is available, or subscribe today for one year for $128.99.