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I invest both long term and short term. In the short term, I hunt for undervalued stocks that have the potential to rebound. In the long term, I look for stocks with strong fundamentals and decent dividend growth. I usually use my short term profits to purchase dividend stocks.
  • Healthcare REIT: Take Advantage Of Retiring Boom Of Baby Boomers  0 comments
    Jan 25, 2012 1:35 PM | about stocks: HCN
    Starting last year, tens of millions of baby boomers started to retire and this trend will continue for the next decade or two. Baby boomers are expected to live an average of 13-15 years post retirement and their number makes them really difficult to notice. If a good investor is able to track and follow trends, he should now be watching this one trend that will be dominant in the near future. The companies that will cater to these retirees will do very well in the near future. I am talking about one of these companies in this article. This company is Healthcare REIT (NYSE:HCN) which operates many retiring homes all over the country.

    When we talk about REITs the first thing that comes to mind is the dividend yield and when it comes to dividend yields, this country is very solid. In the last 10 years, the company raised its dividend per share almost every year. Currently the stock yields 5.19%.

    YearDividend Per Share
    200258 cents per quarter
    200359 cents per quarter
    200460 cents per quarter
    200562 cents per quarter
    200664 cents per quarter
    200766 cents per quarter
    200868 cents per quarter
    200968 cents per quarter
    201069 cents per quarter
    201172 cents per quarter

    The company keeps acquiring new estate to add to its portfolio. Other than retiring homes, the company also owns and operates many life science facilities, inpatient and outpatient medical centers, medical office buildings and skilled nursing facilities. The company owns more than 700 properties in more than 40 states. The company has an operating margin of 13.23% and net profit margin of 13.17%.

    I believe that HCN is a valuable stock to add to one's portfolio if one is interested in dividends.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Themes: reits Stocks: HCN
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