In periods of market upheaval and unpredictability, savvy investors gravitate toward dividend-yielding stocks. These are the companies that generate robust free cash flows and lavish their shareholders with a bountiful dividend payout.
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The following are the ratings from the most precise analysts for three high-yielding stocks in the real estate sphere.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW
- Dividend Yield: 18.80%
- JP Morgan’s Michael Lapides lowered the stock from Neutral to Underweight and slashed the price target from $9 to $7 on Aug. 21, 2023. This analyst boasts an accuracy rate of 60%.
- Raymond James’ Jonathan Hughes downgraded the stock from Strong Buy to Underperform on Aug. 11, 2023. This analyst holds an accuracy rate of 63%.
- Recent Tidings: The company’s quarterly revenues of $306.6 million fell short of the consensus of $341.8 million.
Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW
- Dividend Yield: 10.37%
- Morgan Stanley’s Ronald Josey reaffirmed an Equal-Weight rating with a price target of $22 on July 19, 2023. This analyst boasts an accuracy rate of 71%.
- Credit Suisse’s Omotayo Okusanya upheld a Neutral rating and lowered the price target from $29 to $27 on Jan. 24, 2023. This analyst holds an accuracy rate of 60%.
- Recent Tidings: The company delivered third-quarter sales results that surpassed expectations.
OUTFRONT Media Inc. OUT
- Dividend Yield: 9.85%
- Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne maintained an Equal-Weight rating and reduced the price target from $15 to $12 on Oct. 9, 2023. This analyst boasts an accuracy rate of 74%.
- Citigroup’s Jason Bazinet retained a Buy rating and slashed the price target from $21 to $18 on Aug. 14, 2023. This analyst holds an accuracy rate of 68%.
- Recent Tidings: Outfront Media reported third-quarter EPS results that exceeded projections.
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