H&R Real Estate Inv Trust

HR.UN-T

TSE:HR.UN

10.34
0.19 (1.87%)
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust is a Canadian open-ended real estate investment trust, specializing in commercial real estate, and based in Toronto, Ontario. It is the third largest REIT in Canada by market capitalization.
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HOLD
HOLD
June 25, 2020
It has been a very difficult stock to own. It just cut its distribution in half. Management hopes they are being over cautious. Mall tenants are only paying about 25% of the rents. They have quite a bit of exposure to oil and gas tenants. Your upside is much better than your downside. Their apartment holdings are solid. If retail stays stable from here you might be rewarded.
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It has been a very difficult stock to own. It just cut its distribution in half. Management hopes they are being over cautious. Mall tenants are only paying about 25% of the rents. They have quite a bit of exposure to oil and gas tenants. Your upside is much better than your downside. Their apartment holdings are solid. If retail stays stable from here you might be rewarded.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 4, 2020
Office properties. They may get reconfigured in the future. It has not recovered and still is not all that cheap. They have a heavy debt load.
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Office properties. They may get reconfigured in the future. It has not recovered and still is not all that cheap. They have a heavy debt load.
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April 30, 2020
It is diversified and one of the oldest in Canada. They got into trouble because of their retail portfolio and The Bow in Calgary. They are getting 20% rent collection in malls. There is a high risk to their distributions. Wait for after a distribution cut if you want to buy it.
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It is diversified and one of the oldest in Canada. They got into trouble because of their retail portfolio and The Bow in Calgary. They are getting 20% rent collection in malls. There is a high risk to their distributions. Wait for after a distribution cut if you want to buy it.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 22, 2020
A dividend cut soon? A core holding in their portfolio are REITs. They have a higher weighting to retail and office holdings -- both are likely to be hit harder than most. They have a large exposure in Calgary, which is being impacted by continued low oil prices. He would look at it, but there are other REITs he would rather own.
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A dividend cut soon? A core holding in their portfolio are REITs. They have a higher weighting to retail and office holdings -- both are likely to be hit harder than most. They have a large exposure in Calgary, which is being impacted by continued low oil prices. He would look at it, but there are other REITs he would rather own.
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WATCH
March 5, 2020
It is a diversified REIT, owning office buildings with long term leases, Apartments, Malls, and Industrial Warehouses. It has struggled and has great management but capital allocation has been a cause for concern. Once they figure out what to do with two of their assets (The Bow building and Primaris), the stock can lift.
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It is a diversified REIT, owning office buildings with long term leases, Apartments, Malls, and Industrial Warehouses. It has struggled and has great management but capital allocation has been a cause for concern. Once they figure out what to do with two of their assets (The Bow building and Primaris), the stock can lift.
BUY
BUY
February 26, 2020
Likes this REIT, a good way to play defence in this market that pays a good dividend above 6%. The multiple is under 12x, so it's cheap. A diversified REIT, too. You're paid to wait. However, their cash earnings haven't been growing. Over time, there will be FFO grow though.
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Likes this REIT, a good way to play defence in this market that pays a good dividend above 6%. The multiple is under 12x, so it's cheap. A diversified REIT, too. You're paid to wait. However, their cash earnings haven't been growing. Over time, there will be FFO grow though.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 14, 2020
The stock has not gone anywhere and you are only getting dividends. He would look elsewhere like CAPREIT that has better organic revenue.
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The stock has not gone anywhere and you are only getting dividends. He would look elsewhere like CAPREIT that has better organic revenue.
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DON'T BUY
January 29, 2020
This was a REIT that had many different assets. It has been busy dispossessing multi-residential in the US. They have reduced debt. This has caused them to under-perform in the short term. He still struggles to understand their strategy. He does not buy into their global diversification strategy -- you need a theme. He wants to be able to pick an investment that follows the next upcoming trend. So he avoids it.
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This was a REIT that had many different assets. It has been busy dispossessing multi-residential in the US. They have reduced debt. This has caused them to under-perform in the short term. He still struggles to understand their strategy. He does not buy into their global diversification strategy -- you need a theme. He wants to be able to pick an investment that follows the next upcoming trend. So he avoids it.
BUY
BUY
January 21, 2020
It's been in a tight range and will continue to. It's now near the bottom of that range, so buy away. It's approaching the sweet spot.
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It's been in a tight range and will continue to. It's now near the bottom of that range, so buy away. It's approaching the sweet spot.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 15, 2020
A granddaddy among Canadian REITS. Solid managers, but have struggled because they are a diversified REIT. Their retail holdings of secondary malls have struggled. They own office buildings in Calgary, which is economically struggling. They also own retail in Toronto, plus a small holding number of attractive apartments in the US. They haven't yet fixed their problems. At least the dividend is safe.
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A granddaddy among Canadian REITS. Solid managers, but have struggled because they are a diversified REIT. Their retail holdings of secondary malls have struggled. They own office buildings in Calgary, which is economically struggling. They also own retail in Toronto, plus a small holding number of attractive apartments in the US. They haven't yet fixed their problems. At least the dividend is safe.
BUY
BUY
January 14, 2020
It's underperformed other REITs, but pays over a 6% yield. They've been pulling out of US malls and getting into multi-residential communities. The lower stock price now is a good entry.
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It's underperformed other REITs, but pays over a 6% yield. They've been pulling out of US malls and getting into multi-residential communities. The lower stock price now is a good entry.
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January 3, 2020
(A Top Pick Jan 03/19, Up 9%) It has underperformed since the prospect of interest rates has changed. It continues to trade as the only REIT at a discount to its NAV -- the cheapest REIT out there. Its largest single building is in Calgary, so if oil prices could rise they will rise faster than the rest.
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(A Top Pick Jan 03/19, Up 9%) It has underperformed since the prospect of interest rates has changed. It continues to trade as the only REIT at a discount to its NAV -- the cheapest REIT out there. Its largest single building is in Calgary, so if oil prices could rise they will rise faster than the rest.
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PAST TOP PICK
December 16, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 17/19, Down 9%) A diversified REIT for income investors. It's really cheap at less than 12x cash flow, paying almost a 7% dividend. Small earnings growth ahead.
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(A Top Pick Sep 17/19, Down 9%) A diversified REIT for income investors. It's really cheap at less than 12x cash flow, paying almost a 7% dividend. Small earnings growth ahead.
BUY
BUY
December 13, 2019

She owns this and really likes the yield. They owned the Bow building in Calgary for Encana, so there may have been some speculation that Encana's move to the US would hurt them. However, she says they are under long term lease and the company has announced no personnel changes in Calgary. Yield 6%

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She owns this and really likes the yield. They owned the Bow building in Calgary for Encana, so there may have been some speculation that Encana's move to the US would hurt them. However, she says they are under long term lease and the company has announced no personnel changes in Calgary. Yield 6%

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 10, 2019
Never been a fan. They're diversified, which is both good and bad. Hard to analyze them. A complicated story and they underperform. He wants to see a theme in a REIT and he doesn't see it here. He doesn't know what H&R does--they're all over the place.
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Never been a fan. They're diversified, which is both good and bad. Hard to analyze them. A complicated story and they underperform. He wants to see a theme in a REIT and he doesn't see it here. He doesn't know what H&R does--they're all over the place.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 2, 2019
It's range-bound and getting to the lower end, which may lead to an entry point. It's a low-risk investment. The CEO owns a lot of stock. The downside is protected, but don't expect much on the upside. He's concerned about their big mall portfolio, because malls aren't doing too well. Also, he's not impressed with the total return.
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It's range-bound and getting to the lower end, which may lead to an entry point. It's a low-risk investment. The CEO owns a lot of stock. The downside is protected, but don't expect much on the upside. He's concerned about their big mall portfolio, because malls aren't doing too well. Also, he's not impressed with the total return.
HOLD
HOLD
November 27, 2019
A $6 billion asset holder -- the grand daddy in the Canadian REIT space. The dividend is probably safe. They have some weakness in the retail mall space they own in the US. It is a hold. Yield 6.4%
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A $6 billion asset holder -- the grand daddy in the Canadian REIT space. The dividend is probably safe. They have some weakness in the retail mall space they own in the US. It is a hold. Yield 6.4%
SELL
SELL
November 19, 2019
It keeps failing to break $24. It's rolling over and will fall to $20, perhaps lower. Anything retail is under big pressure now.
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It keeps failing to break $24. It's rolling over and will fall to $20, perhaps lower. Anything retail is under big pressure now.
HOLD
HOLD
November 4, 2019

They have an EnCana building. EnCana has moved away. The sectors they are in are difficult, but they are diversified. The distribution is very safe. He is not too concerned short term with EnCana moving. He would continue to hold it if he owned it.

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They have an EnCana building. EnCana has moved away. The sectors they are in are difficult, but they are diversified. The distribution is very safe. He is not too concerned short term with EnCana moving. He would continue to hold it if he owned it.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 31, 2019
Diverse. Higher yield than peers. Diversified portfolios aren't her favourite. Cautious on retail portfolio, as malls are struggling and hindering H&R's growth. Encana being a leaseholder in Calgary might concern investors. Distribution on hold for a while. Around 45% levered, so nothing of risk. Close to fairly valued, doesn't see growth potential.
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Diverse. Higher yield than peers. Diversified portfolios aren't her favourite. Cautious on retail portfolio, as malls are struggling and hindering H&R's growth. Encana being a leaseholder in Calgary might concern investors. Distribution on hold for a while. Around 45% levered, so nothing of risk. Close to fairly valued, doesn't see growth potential.
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PAST TOP PICK
October 29, 2019

(A Top Pick Jan 03/19, Up 14%) The only REIT that trades at a discount to NAV. The yield is 6%. It has another 10% in it plus the yield. They have Calgary office space exposure, but they still get paid by Encana.

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(A Top Pick Jan 03/19, Up 14%) The only REIT that trades at a discount to NAV. The yield is 6%. It has another 10% in it plus the yield. They have Calgary office space exposure, but they still get paid by Encana.

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TOP PICK
September 17, 2019
Pays a 6.12% yield, low risk, though offers limited growth of 1-2% FFO growth. They have streamlined with diversified properties in office, retail, industrial and residential. They're re-allocation capital in higher-growth markets.
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Pays a 6.12% yield, low risk, though offers limited growth of 1-2% FFO growth. They have streamlined with diversified properties in office, retail, industrial and residential. They're re-allocation capital in higher-growth markets.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 22, 2019
It's diversified, owning office, retail, residential. They have long-term leases, 10 years on average, which is good. This offers some security in a recession. They've sold nearly $2 billion of assets in the past two years, but have been growing a portfolio in the US sunbelt, which she likes. Retail is in closed malls, but not performing well. A catalyst is the sale of Bow, a Calgary office tower, soon. Maybe the yield will rise in 2020. This is fully valued and the diversification stunts growth.
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It's diversified, owning office, retail, residential. They have long-term leases, 10 years on average, which is good. This offers some security in a recession. They've sold nearly $2 billion of assets in the past two years, but have been growing a portfolio in the US sunbelt, which she likes. Retail is in closed malls, but not performing well. A catalyst is the sale of Bow, a Calgary office tower, soon. Maybe the yield will rise in 2020. This is fully valued and the diversification stunts growth.
WAIT
WAIT
July 31, 2019
A large cap REIT. The dividend is safe. It is diversified among several real estate classes. They hold a large position in some retail assets. This is not one of his favorites right now. He would wait for now.
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A large cap REIT. The dividend is safe. It is diversified among several real estate classes. They hold a large position in some retail assets. This is not one of his favorites right now. He would wait for now.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 23, 2019
They have held this on the debt side, but not the equity. They almost have too much diversification for his liking -- too many moving parts. He likes themes that play into strategies. The units have done nothing for almost 7 years. Yield 6%
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They have held this on the debt side, but not the equity. They almost have too much diversification for his liking -- too many moving parts. He likes themes that play into strategies. The units have done nothing for almost 7 years. Yield 6%
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 11, 2019
Doesn't see a dividend cut in the immediate future. Has just floated along, as most REITs have, for a long time. Doesn't see earnings momentum higher.
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Doesn't see a dividend cut in the immediate future. Has just floated along, as most REITs have, for a long time. Doesn't see earnings momentum higher.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
July 9, 2019
A big company that owns some good assets and a safe dividend yield. He would range trade this and is not clamoring to step in right now.
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A big company that owns some good assets and a safe dividend yield. He would range trade this and is not clamoring to step in right now.
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 16, 2019
Never owned it. They are all over the place in terms of sectors. They are good Managers. With interest rates being down the stock came up. Conservative. 70% pay out ratio. He hasn't looked at it closely as they are widely diversified.
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Never owned it. They are all over the place in terms of sectors. They are good Managers. With interest rates being down the stock came up. Conservative. 70% pay out ratio. He hasn't looked at it closely as they are widely diversified.
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 18, 2019
2020 looks promising with success in U.S> multi.
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2020 looks promising with success in U.S> multi.
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COMMENT
February 26, 2019
No, retail is not going out of fashion. HR will work out okay and will grind out a slowly growing dividend. The fear out there is that Amazon will destroy all retail--but that's unfounded. Also, HR diversifies into building condos too. A safe dividend, but with modest growth prospects.
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No, retail is not going out of fashion. HR will work out okay and will grind out a slowly growing dividend. The fear out there is that Amazon will destroy all retail--but that's unfounded. Also, HR diversifies into building condos too. A safe dividend, but with modest growth prospects.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 23, 2019
He is not too familiar with them, but feels it is a premier REIT. Overall, this space has been an out performing sector. The yields are strong, he believes. He looks more for growth stories, so does not own many REITs.
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He is not too familiar with them, but feels it is a premier REIT. Overall, this space has been an out performing sector. The yields are strong, he believes. He looks more for growth stories, so does not own many REITs.
HOLD
HOLD
January 23, 2019
He owns no REITs, though now they're looking attractive with interest rates suddenly not rising fast. They're until retail and industrial space. How confident are you of the Canada economy? Over 6% yield (safe) and it's moved above its 200-day moving average. Okay holding long-term.
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He owns no REITs, though now they're looking attractive with interest rates suddenly not rising fast. They're until retail and industrial space. How confident are you of the Canada economy? Over 6% yield (safe) and it's moved above its 200-day moving average. Okay holding long-term.
BUY
BUY
January 10, 2019
All their real estate is operated reasonably. Commercial is holding up a bit better than residential. It had a nice little run while people got nervous with markets. The October drop might have scared some investors. Hold this one for income.
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All their real estate is operated reasonably. Commercial is holding up a bit better than residential. It had a nice little run while people got nervous with markets. The October drop might have scared some investors. Hold this one for income.
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TOP PICK
January 2, 2019
REITs will do well even in a slow rising-rate environment. Pays a 6.7% yield. Asset value is nearly $25 vs. a stock price of $20.63. A mix of office and retail real estate. The total return was actually up in 2018--rare in 2018. But it's tarred by being in Alberta, but that's only one Calgary property which is 100% leased. You won't see a ton of growth here, but you'll get nearly a 7% yield plus 5% growth.
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REITs will do well even in a slow rising-rate environment. Pays a 6.7% yield. Asset value is nearly $25 vs. a stock price of $20.63. A mix of office and retail real estate. The total return was actually up in 2018--rare in 2018. But it's tarred by being in Alberta, but that's only one Calgary property which is 100% leased. You won't see a ton of growth here, but you'll get nearly a 7% yield plus 5% growth.
BUY
BUY
December 11, 2018
REITs you recommend? Earlier this year, interest-sensitives moved down because interest rates were rising. Then, this fall, the Canadian economy looked shaky as oil fell, so rates held, and so THIS benfitted interest-sensitives. Now, there are fears of a recession (which she doesn't see), so investors bought these stocks again. You should hold 5-7% in REITS. She likes H&R REIT with a yield of 6%. It's diversified across commercial and industrial properties with some in Canada but got out of that in America. They'll benefit when Amazon builds another HQ in Long Island where HR has some residential property.
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REITs you recommend? Earlier this year, interest-sensitives moved down because interest rates were rising. Then, this fall, the Canadian economy looked shaky as oil fell, so rates held, and so THIS benfitted interest-sensitives. Now, there are fears of a recession (which she doesn't see), so investors bought these stocks again. You should hold 5-7% in REITS. She likes H&R REIT with a yield of 6%. It's diversified across commercial and industrial properties with some in Canada but got out of that in America. They'll benefit when Amazon builds another HQ in Long Island where HR has some residential property.
HOLD
HOLD
December 5, 2018
At these levels the valuation looks attractive. The dividend is safe. They don’t have as high a dividend growth outlook as other REITs though. A good hold for a diversified portfolio.
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At these levels the valuation looks attractive. The dividend is safe. They don’t have as high a dividend growth outlook as other REITs though. A good hold for a diversified portfolio.