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Continued from 35 Top Yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts, Part 5: Industrial REITs

Below is a list of the five top yielding Office REITs, sorted by dividend yield:

1. Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) offers a 7.45% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date, the date on which an investor must own the stock to qualify for the dividend, is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $1.59 billion and is trading at $22.16, 37.87% below its 52-week high and 14.52% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at one strong buy, two buys, eight holds, one sell, and one strong sell with a mean target of $25.00.

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2. Franklin Street Properties Corp. (FSP) offers a 7.31% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The most recent ex-dividend date was on October 26th, 2011. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared but will likely be in late January of next year.

The company holds a current market cap of $862.58 million and is trading at $10.40, 30.46% below its 52-week high and 5.05% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at zero strong buys, zero buys, two holds, zero sells, and one strong sell with a mean target of $11.50.

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3. Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) offers a 7.29% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The most recent ex-dividend date was on October 25th, 2011. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared but will likely be in late January of next year.

The company holds a current market cap of $1.08 billion and is trading at $23.06, 15.06% below its 52-week high and 19.25% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at one strong buy, one buy, four holds, one sell, and one strong sell with a mean target of $24.17.

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4. Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (PDM) offers a 7.23% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The most recent ex-dividend date was on November 29th, 2011. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared but will likely be in early March of next year.

The company holds a current market cap of $3.01 billion and is trading at $17.42, 15.30% below its 52-week high and 19.11% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at one strong buy, zero buys, three holds, one sell, and two strong sells with a mean target of $19.20.

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5. Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI) offers a 6.68% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is January 5th, 2011.

The company holds a current market cap of $2.35 billion and is trading at $26.96, 22.70% below its 52-week high and 13.71% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at one strong buy, zero buys, six holds, one sell, and one strong sell with a mean target of $29.60.

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Continued with Part 7: Hotel/Motel REITs

Source: 35 Top Yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts, Part 6: Office REITs