Irrational Valuations for REIT Shares

What a week it has been. At the market’s close on Wednesday, Ventas was yielding 18.7%, Omega Healthcare Investors 18.0% and Sabra Health Care REIT 30.4%. This assumes they all maintain their current dividend rates. Ventas just announced the payment date for its dividend at the same rate as last year.  Of course, Ventas plunged by 19% on Wednesday, Omega by […]

HCP, or Healthpeak Properties, Continues Brookdale Restructure

As if a new name wasn’t enough news. First, along with its third quarter earnings results, HCP, Inc. announced that it is changing its name to Healthpeak Properties, Inc. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the new name and ticker symbol “PEAK” on November 5. But then, the REIT announced a […]

Diversicare Healthcare Services Trending Dangerously Low

Shareholders of Diversicare Healthcare Services have been pummeled recently, with the share price down about 65% in the past 12 months, and down 40% since July 1. Not what shareholders want to see, especially with the markets as strong as they have been (with the frequent hiccups, of course). The company is the smallest of […]

Earnings Announcements Feature Major M&A Moves

The mid-summer M&A doldrums abruptly ended this year with the earnings announcements from the publicly traded REITs. They started with Welltower, which announced its $1.8 billion Benchmark Senior Living portfolio sale (for 48 properties) and several major portfolio acquisitions with existing partners Sunrise Senior Living and Discovery Senior Living and new partners Balfour Senior Living […]

Omega Healthcare Investors Snags Small REIT

Omega agrees to buy MedEquities Realty Trust in a cash and stock deal worth $632 million plus assumed debt. I hope everyone had a good break these past few days. Everyone, that is, except the folks at Omega Healthcare Investors and MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT). Omega announced today that it is buying MedEquities in a […]

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REITs Having Trouble With Seniors Housing

We have heard more about REITs and their skilled nursing troubles, but LTC Properties‘ announcement a month ago has been followed by a much larger seniors housing problem at Ventas. At first, everyone thought it was the skilled nursing sector that was going to give the healthcare REITs heartburn. After all, that was the sector […]

REITs Remained Active In May

A couple of REITs announced transactions at the end of May: a small one in North Dakota and one large deal abroad. First, North Dakota-based Edgewood Real Estate Investment Trust announced it plans to acquire a financially distressed senior living community in the town of Dickinson (western North Dakota). The seller was First International Bank […]