Take Advantage of an S&P Change: Our Top 10 Real Estate Stocks
On Monday, September 19, 2016, S&P added a new sector to the GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) for the first time since its inception in 1999. Real Estate was moved from the Financials sector. S&P says the move “acknowledges the importance of real estate in the global economy.”
We agree. And our Stock Screener is already updated to allow you to search stocks in this new sector. Here’s a quick breakdown:
Weiss rates 361 stocks in the real estate sector, most of which are HOLD and SELL rated. There are 107 BUY rated investments, representing 29.6 percent of the sector. Although not large in number, these buy rated stocks can deliver some serious returns over the long run, an average of 132.5 percent over the last five years, and some pay a dividend.
Here are the top 10 stocks in the real estate sector as of September 23, 2016, ranked by rating. The list below is dynamic and adjusts daily as new data becomes available. Check back often to see the most up to date information on these stocks.