W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in commercial properties that are generally triple-net leased to single corporate tenants including office, warehouse, industrial, logistics, retail, hotel, R&D, and self-storage properties. W. P. Carey Inc. was founded in 1973 and is based in New York City with an additional office in Dallas, Texas.
WPC is a Dividend Contender with an 18 year streak of dividend increases. Dividend growth rates for 1, 3, 5 and 10 years are 13.7, 19.2, 12.7 and 7.5. (Dividend Champions.xls) W. P. Carey Inc. now pays dividends of $0.9525 per share normally in January, April, July and October.
If you are interested, you can read Dividend Growth Investor's analysis of the WPC and Dividend Mantra's purchase and analysis of WPC
Some ratings for WPC:
Yahoo: Mean Recommendation 2.3, 1y Target Est $71.83
Reuters: Mean Rating 2.29
Zacks Rank: 3-Hold
At today's exchange rate, this purchase 30 shares of WPC will increase €75.72 ($85.15) of my expected annual net dividend income and will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income to €9230.00. With purchase price $61.39 plus commission ($5.00) my starting yield on cost is 6.19%.
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Full Disclosure: Long WPC