Goldman drops a Sell rating on Realty Income (O): "We believe upside earnings surprise risk is...

|About: Realty Income Corporation (O)|By:, SA News Editor

Goldman drops a Sell rating on Realty Income (O): "We believe upside earnings surprise risk is larger in small-cap healthcare and traditional net lease REITs due to their smaller asset bases. Additionally, O trades at a 38% premium to our net lease and healthcare names on a 2013E AFFO multiple basis. Although we believe O's record of a sustainable and growing dividend will continue, we also think material dividend increases are more likely across the REIT sector (average AFFO payout of 77%) than for O (92%)." O fell 4.8% yesterday and is off 1.3% premarket.