Yesterday I added shares of W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC) to my Medium Yield Portfolio. I needed some additional balance where the financials sector is a little heavy in that portfolio. WPC is now 1.4% of that portfolio raising my real estate percentage from 7% to 9% and reducing financials from 28% to 27%. I’ll be updating the portfolio chart later in the week.
WPC pays an annual dividend of $4.19/share which, at its current stock price, provides a yield of 5.54%.
W.P. Carey, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. It operates through two segment: Real Estate Ownership and Investment Management. The Real Estate Ownership segment owns and invests in commercial real estate properties. The Investment Management segment structures and negotiates investments and debt placement transactions for the real estate investment trusts, and manages portfolios of real estate investments. The company was founded by William Polk Carey in 1973 and is headquartered in New York, NY.W. P. Carey Inc. (W.P. Carey) is a self-managed diversified real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is an owner and manager of commercial real estate, primarily net leased to companies on a long-term basis. It operates through two segments, which include Owned Real Estate and Investment Management. As of July 18, 2018, the Company had a portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate totaling 922 properties covering approximately 85 million square feet. The Company also acts as an advisor to management business. The Company owns and invests in commercial properties primarily in the United States and Europe that are then leased to companies, primarily on a triple-net lease basis, which requires the tenant to pay the costs associated with operating and maintaining the property. It also manages the portfolios of the managed REITs’ real estate investments and the loans made by Carey Credit Income Fund (CCIF), and earns asset-based management revenue.Wall Street Journal