QUOTE AND NEWS
Motley Fool  Jul 20  Comment 
The retail REIT is down nearly 20% over the past year, but there could be more downside ahead.
Motley Fool  Jul 10  Comment 
Did you know that Realty Income started with a single fast-food restaurant in its portfolio?
Motley Fool  Jul 3  Comment 
Here's what you need to know about Realty Income and why it can generate impressive long-term growth.
Motley Fool  Jun 26  Comment 
The retail REIT is near its 52-week low, but here are three things that could boost its stock price.





 
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Realty Income Corporation engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial retail real estate properties in the United States. The company leases its retail properties primarily to regional and national retail chain store operators. As of December 31, 2007, it owned 2270 retail properties located in 49 states, covering approximately 18.5 million square feet of leasable space.

Realty Income is one of the few companies which make monthly dividend payments to shareholders. The company is so proud of its ability to raise dividends several times per year, that it has trademarked the name The Monthly Dividend Company.


Trends and Forces

Potential Risks

One potential risk for the company is if it is unable to meet its financing needs from debt markets. I believe that we have seen most of the bad news in the financial markets. Since O managed to do just fine during the financial crisis that started last summer, I believe that it should do well in the future as well.

Another potential risk could be that the softening economy could have an adverse effect on some retailers and restaurants, which occupy O’s buildings. The vacancy ratio is about 96.8% as of July 28 2008, versus 98.6% as of June 30, 2007.




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