Real estate investment trusts were among the strongest performing sectors of the Australian sharemarket in 2014
Real estate investment trusts were among the strongest performing sectors of the Australian sharemarket in 2014. That's not surprising, as investors hunt for income and yield, which property-based investments traditionally deliver. Industria REIT stapled securities is one property-related opportunity that we think is still attractive. Industria listed in -December 2013 at $2, and the -securities have largely tracked sideways since then. Industria is hoping further interest rate cuts and the falling Australian dollar will boost the fortunes of its tenants. In the first half, it delivered a distribution of 8.36c. The full-year payout is forecast to be between 16.2c and 16.72c, giving an indicative yield of at least 8 per cent. While Industria is exposed to a weakening economy, its solid assets should continue to deliver a strong income for yield-starved investors. Read more: (VIEW LINK)
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