|Bid||88.10 x 800|
|Ask||88.76 x 900|
|Day's range||87.85 - 89.08|
|52-week range||60.37 - 93.03|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.82|
|PE ratio (TTM)||31.19|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.41 (2.73%)|
|Ex-dividend date||31 Dec 2021|
|1y target est||N/A|
With the stock market still trading around record levels and interest rates exceptionally low, finding yield in the current market is tough. Right now, some of the highest-yielding stocks are in the mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) space; however, that sector is risky given that the Fed is going to raise interest rates and vastly reduce its purchases of mortgage-backed securities. Here are some REITs that have a decent yield and are either highly safe or will benefit from the current rise in commodities and real estate.
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