The industry as a whole has dropped in price although most of the members are rock solid and will acquire more facilities this year to boost earnings. getting 5.5% while you wait for the upside is not a bad deal
Good point Tiger-- for whatever reason management wants to get this event over fast-- I'm guessing that it has something to do with either a takeover by VTR or HCN-- if this does happen don't expect a huge markup in price-both companies are very conservative in take over prices.
The big players like HCN and VTR are building cash and credit-with interest rates still low it would be a tremendous benefit for them to purchase company's-- HTA would be a nice fit for either one
2 to 3 years is a lot of time with many events that can affect rates-- low rates are good for Reits so I hope you are right but somehow I feel the government will screw it up with some type of action that we can not forsee at the present time.
We go up or down depending on the activity associated with the Fed or Obamacare-- can be very frustrating at times since the fundamentals of this Reit and other Reits have not changed --in the long run we will be more then OK-just accept the divvy and wait.
David you are doing the right thing-- a few months ago he was bashing the stock and i challenged him why he is spending so much effort on a stock that he did not own--of course he did not respond since there is no logical response other then for an individual in need of attention from total strangers.. A few weeks later he posted that he bought the D and in his twisted mind that gave him the right to continue the bashing-of course I knew that he did not really buy the D for the reasons that you have clearly presented to him and he simply ignores.
Having seen this type of individual before on message boards it is best to ignore him-without an audience he will quickly fade away and jump to another board-hopefully not one that I frequent!
The David and Donkey saga is funnier then the old Amos and Andy show--what really makes this strange is that they both own the exact stock and go back and forth over the growth potential--sooner or later one of them will realize that it is a futile attempt to change the other's opinion-- at that point we will be the loser since this dialog has been very entertaining. By the way if this was a contest based on facts and not just opinion then David has crushed the Donkey who still avoids answering some basic questions-just one man's opinion!
Donkey-so you bought the prefered stock on Aug. 14 and since then you bash the stock???? Maybe you need to leave the financial field and graze the grass pastures!
you are correct-the tenant can default or at times revise the terms of the contract but for the most part the tenant must adhere to the terms if they want to remain at the facility.
My point was to show that there is growth potential in " locked into long-term leases".