O - Realty Income Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
78.13
+0.73 (+0.94%)
At close: 4:01PM EST
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Previous Close77.40
Open77.94
Bid0.00 x 900
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range77.86 - 78.65
52 Week Range66.21 - 82.17
Volume3,006,219
Avg. Volume1,915,035
Market Cap25.464B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.00
PE Ratio (TTM)61.42
EPS (TTM)1.27
Earnings DateFeb 18, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield2.79 (3.60%)
Ex-Dividend DateJan 30, 2020
1y Target Est82.33
  • PR Newswire

    Realty Income Announces 2019 Common Stock Dividend Tax Allocation

    Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced the final calculation of the dividend tax status for its 2019 common stock dividends. A portion of the common stock dividend is considered a non-taxable distribution. The tax attributes of the common stock dividends paid per share are outlined below:

  • Realty Income Corp. (O) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
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    Realty Income Corp. (O) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    In the latest trading session, Realty Income Corp. (O) closed at $77.40, marking a +0.35% move from the previous day.

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    Realty Income To Report Fourth Quarter And Year End 2019 Operating Results

    Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced the company will release its operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 after the market closes on February 19, 2020. The company will host its conference call on February 20, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. PT to discuss the operating results.

  • Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Investing: It's Not Too Late
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    Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Investing: It's Not Too Late

    Given that we're sitting in the 10th year of the longest economic expansion in American history, it is not surprising that we are subject to daily discourse between those who think we still have room to grow, and those who fear a contraction is imminent.Commercial real estate (CRE) lives and dies with economic cycles, so many investors feel that they are unable to jump into CRE unless they have a bead on where the market is heading in the near term.This task is even more challenging because of the constant chatter emanating from industry insiders, CEOs, financial analysts and anyone with something to say about the real estate markets. Frequently, market leaders will take diametrically opposed positions. As an individual investor, it can be difficult to understand what they see that you cannot.We live in an information age, but access to information isn't enough. You must be able to mine that information for insights to generate better returns. Today, we'll help you figure out how to invest in CRE by showing you how to make sense of two opposing views in late-cycle commercial real estate investing. We'll also highlight a few real estate investment trusts (REITs) to home in on for growth and dividends. SEE ALSO: 9 Ways You Can Own Famous Landmarks

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    Ally Financial, Oneok, and Realty Income Raise Dividends

    Oneok, a natural-gas distributor, Ally Financial, a major player in U.S. auto loans, and commercial real estate firm Realty Income declared dividend increases last week.

  • Realty Income (O) Hikes Monthly Dividend for 105th Time
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    Realty Income (O) Hikes Monthly Dividend for 105th Time

    Realty Income's (O) February dividend payment marks a 3.1% increase as compared to the same month in 2019.

  • Realty Income Announces Dividend Increase
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    Realty Income Announces Dividend Increase

    Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company's common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2325 per share from $0.2275 per share. The dividend is payable on February 14, 2020 to shareholders of record as of February 3, 2020. This is the 105th dividend increase since Realty Income's listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for February's dividend is January 31, 2020. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.79 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.73 per share.

  • 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That You Can Rely On
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    3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That You Can Rely On

    We all have bills and expenses each and every month. However, when it comes to investing in dividend-paying stocks, there's always been a mismatch between when you get paid dividend distributions and when you cut checks or click to make your payments.This is because the vast number of U.S.-listed companies pay their dividends on a quarterly basis. And beyond the borders of the nation, many companies stretch out their distributions to bi-annual or even annual payments. The argument is that only after the company does its business and its fiscal year is wrapped up should it spread cash crumbs out to pesky shareholders.But that's not how the folks residing in C-Suites view their own renumerations. They prefer to pay themselves every so many weeks with bonuses and other perks throughout the year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut there is a collection of companies that don't see shareholders as a burden -- but rather as the rightful owners of the company. And as such, they are paid regularly each and every month, often with rising levels of distributions for attractive dividend yields. And these yields work to build up a retirement portfolio more quickly through reinvestment. Later they will provide monthly income.Moreover, the dividends paid are ample. Every one of the stocks in the following collection yields more than the average S&P 500 yield -- which is a mere 1.8%. And in many cases, the dividend yields are multiples of that average.Where do these monthly dividend stocks come from? These companies tend to be cash-cow businesses that provide dependable profits. Because when you invest for dividends, you need to own stocks from companies that you can rely on.I've assembled a nice collection of stocks to bump up your own portfolio's cash payouts with monthly dividends. Monthly Dividend Stocks: Realty Income (O)Source: Chart by Bloomberg Dividend Yield: 3.7%Mention retailers and many investors will think of the doom brought by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online behemoths. But a website can't replace all retail. In fact, one of the more pervasive members of the retail space actually benefits from the surge of online shopping. That would be FedEx (NYSE:FDX), which operates thousands of stores that facilitate all of the returns from American households' online spending sprees.Then there's another retail space that gets attention -- especially at the start of each year. Gyms are always in demand. Either for those that need or want to lose extra pounds or those that want to keep them off while staying in better health, gyms are a reliable part of the American retail space. And one of the leaders in this retail market space is LA Fitness, now owned by a private equity company called Mid-Ocean Partners.Then we have one of the major go-to retailers when it comes to picking up prescription drugs. Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is one of the leaders in local pharmacies. It's also a prime place to pick up last-minute health, beauty, food and household items. Even Amazon's Amazon Now can't always compete. * 8 of the Strangest Stocks Worth Your Time And one of the other prime retail spaces that's also a defense against online vendors belongs to the super-discounted dollar stores. These stores are found in urban, suburban and rural areas where they provide bargain buys that are made by all kinds of consumers on a regular basis. They tend to have sticky and reliable customers making for good retail space. And two of the leaders include Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR). Realty Income Is All About Retail What do the five companies all have in common? They are all long-term triple-net lease customers of Realty Income (NYSE:O). Triple-net leases are arrangements where tenants pay rent as well as taxes, general upkeep and insurance costs. This setup limits risks and expenses for the owners of the leased properties.Realty Income is a real estate investment trust (REIT). Its top tenants are represented by the companies above, leasing thousands of properties across the American marketplace.Revenues are rising across the portfolio, with gains running on an average annual basis of 9.1% over the past three years alone.This supports a nice monthly dividend distribution, which Realty Income continues to raise at an average annual rate of 4.4% over the past five years alone. And with a current dividend yield of 3.7% it too makes for a great monthly inflation-trouncing dividend payer. O stock will round out my nice collection for your retirement portfolio right now. And to make it even better, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, 20% of the dividend distribution income is deductible from taxable income for most individual investors. Main Street Capital (MAIN)Source: Chart by Bloomberg Dividend Yield: 6.7%Just as retail is being upended by market changes, so too is business banking. Traditional banks -- with onerous regulations and capital requirements -- are seeing more of their core lending markets taken over by a collection of companies designed to do just that.Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) is set up as a business development company (BDC). BDCs are codified under the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. This act passed by Congress and signed by then-President Jimmy Carter came as the U.S. economy was in a pickle. Inflation was a problem and banks were reticent to lend to smaller and middle-market companies. Banks worried about the inflation risk of fixed lending facilities as well as the underlying credit risks in the business sector.The resulting legislation extended the Investment Companies Act of 1940, which enabled the formation of non-bank companies. These non-banks would be largely exempt from corporate income taxes if they made loans and equity participation investments in small and middle-market companies.These new companies functioned as pass-through securities. Investors receive the majority of profits -- and the majority isn't subject to corporate taxes. This means the companies have even more cash on hand for dividend distributions. Non-Bank Lenders Are a 'Main' Source of RevenueMain Street makes loans to companies in the $10 million to $100 million revenue range. This is exactly what the U.S. market needs. In the wake of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, those traditional middle-market bank lenders have been largely sidelined. They face intense regulatory and capital rules stemming from post-crisis legislative and administrative responses. And while there's been a great deal of reform, many have turned to Main Street and other non-bank lenders.Main Street gets to make loans with fewer costs. The result is that its efficiency ratio (a prime measure of the cost to earn each dollar of revenue) is a fraction of those of middle-market lending banks. This means that its costs are lower, and profitability is much higher.Revenues are rising with gains running at an annual basis of 12.3% on average over the past three years. * 7 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now The revenues and profitability fuel a rising dividend distribution which has been climbing by an average annual rate of 2.7% over the past five years. And with a monthly payout yielding an annual rate of 5.7%, Main Street is a great way to earn monthly dividend payouts. But it gets a little better. The company has been introducing regular special dividend payments including two last year. This brings the annual dividend to a yield of 6.7%. EPR Properties (EPR)Source: Chart by Bloomberg Dividend Yield: 6.4%EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is a REIT which focuses on a very risk-controlled and efficient way to profit from real estate assets -- triple-net leases. In a triple-net lease, the tenant is also responsible for taxes, insurance and general maintenance costs, hence the term "triple." Realty Income uses the same arrangements.This means that EPR acquires properties that have few additional costs over their leased lifespans. What does this mean? There are fewer management costs and less uncertainty. For EPR, there's also less risk from changes in taxes or insurance costs. Because of this, EPR can run more efficiently in its operations. This means more certainty in cash flows from its portfolio of properties. That cash in turn supports more stable revenues for dividend payouts.EPR focuses on educational properties, entertainment facilities and resort properties. It wants to both educate your children and keep them entertained on holiday. It's a profitable dynamic. Books and Movies and Water Parks, Oh MyFor eager students, educational properties include early educational centers and both charter and private schools. These provide stable, reliable tenants that commit to long-term leases. In order to retain their student populations, it is more likely that these educational tenants will renew their long-term leases.The entertainment facilities are largely leased to movie "megaplex" theaters from both national and international chains.Rounding out its holdings are a varied mix of resort facilities. These properties include major ski resorts like Camelback Mountain, resorts and golf courses from operator Topgolf. And EPR also owns a collection of water parks in prime locations. All of these benefit from the consumer trend of experience spending which supports longer-term commitments from the operators of the properties and facilities.All in all, the properties of EPR have been increasing revenues significantly with average annual gains running at 18.5% for the past three years alone.The triple-net leases from the properties continue to support significant dividend distributions. The distributions continue to rise by an average annual basis of 5.6% over the past five years alone. And with a current yield of 6.4%, EPR is a great monthly dividend payer. And like for other U.S. REITs, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provided a line-item tax break for individual investors with a 20% deduction in taxable income from the dividend distributions. This shows up in the 1099-DIV form in Box 5 provided by your brokerage, bank or investment company.Neil George was once an all-star bond trader, but now he works morning and night to steer readers away from traps -- and into safe, top-performing income investments. Neil's new income program is a cash-generating machine … one that can help you collect $208 every day the market's open. Neil does not have any holdings in the securities mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 of the Strangest Stocks Worth Your Time * 7 Stocks to Buy That Trump's Tax Cut Truly Rewarded * 5 Stocks That Could Double in 2020 The post 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That You Can Rely On appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Introducing Realty Income (NYSE:O), A Stock That Climbed 47% In The Last Five Years
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    Introducing Realty Income (NYSE:O), A Stock That Climbed 47% In The Last Five Years

    If you buy and hold a stock for many years, you'd hope to be making a profit. But more than that, you probably want to...

  • 3 High Dividend Yield Stocks to Consider
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    3 High Dividend Yield Stocks to Consider

    Their dividend yields thrash that of the S&P; 500 index Continue reading...

  • Dayton-area pharmacy property sells for $5.1M
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    Dayton-area pharmacy property sells for $5.1M

    A prominent out-of-state investment company is once again buying up retail property in the Dayton market.

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    Income Expert Eyes Monthly Dividends

    Dividend stocks are about the only game in town to generate a decent income. Many people rely on dividend income to live in retirement, notes Tom Hutchinson, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.

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    Some Things Get Better With Age

    A good income portfolio should have a mix of high-yielding investments and lower-yielding but faster-growing dividend stocks Continue reading...

  • 4 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: O, BYND, AMZN, BA
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    4 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: O, BYND, AMZN, BA

    There were some interesting developments in regards to individual stocks, but as far as the overall market is concerned, Tuesday was a rather lackluster session. Let's look at a few top stock trades. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Realty Income (O)Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.comI'm not a REIT expert, but I do like to pick these dividend studs up when they're under pressure. I'm not sure that Realty Income (NYSE:O) is near a bottom though, even if shares are trading down into support.On O stock's current decline, shares are falling into the $72 area, which was stiff resistance earlier this year, but support in September following the stock's breakout in August. Only now, there's also the 200-day moving average in the mix.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe upside here is that, should buyers step in at support, it's a limited-risk long setup for the bulls. Either support will hold or it will fail and we'll know very soon. The downside for investors is that, should buyers not step up here, it's unclear where they will emerge. It might be at $70 or perhaps in the mid-to-upper $60s. It could be lower than that even. * 7 'Strong Buy' Stocks to Put on Your Wish List For traders, though, this is a solid risk/reward setup, although it doesn't help that the REIT space has been under considerable pressure. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Beyond Meat (BYND)Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.comIt's not just REITs, as investors have seemingly lost their interest in Beyond Meat (NYSE:BYND) as well.After topping out near $240 in July, the stock has slid considerably, now down to the mid-$70s. I don't like the way downtrend resistance (blue line) is squeezing BYND against a static level of support near $72.That's the setup for a descending triangle, a bearish technical development. If support gives way, look out. Shares may tumble into the low-$60s, or even further, before buyers step in.Should bulls bid BYND up off the mat, they need to clear downtrend resistance and the 20-day moving average. If they do, the declining 50-day moving average is the first upside target, followed by the $100 level. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Amazon (AMZN)Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.comWhile the rest of big tech continues to grind up to new all-time highs, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) remains stuck in the doldrums.I suppose if there's any positive takeaway, it's that the stock continues to make a series of higher lows inside of a slowly rising channel (blue lines). But overall, it continues to lag the broader market, even with Tuesday's 1% bump.Keep it simple with Amazon. Dips down into channel support can be bought, while rallies into the 200-day moving average and channel resistance have been better selling points vs. buying points.On a breakout over channel resistance, $2,000 may quickly become bulls' preferred target. Below channel support, though and $1,700 is possible. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow Mo. 4: Boeing (BA)Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.comBoeing (NYSE:BA) shares sank over 4% on Monday on reports about a production halt for its 737 MAX line. After the close, the company confirmed the plans, sending shares lower on Tuesday morning.But interestingly, buyers stepped in, bidding the stock off its lows and pushing it back to break-even on the day. When a stock fails to fall on clearly bad news, it always catches my attention.Shares are bouncing off range support and the 23.6% retracement. Bulls can use Tuesday's low as their stop-loss if they are looking for a long trade from here. On a rebound, see if shares can fill the recent gap up to $341. Above that and its major moving averages are the next target.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy That Lost 8%-Plus in the Past Month * 7 'Strong Buy' Stocks to Put on Your Wish List * 7 of the Worst Retail Stocks That Refuse to Die The post 4 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: O, BYND, AMZN, BA appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: J.M. Smucker, Ralph Lauren, and UDR
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    3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: J.M. Smucker, Ralph Lauren, and UDR

    U.S. stocks might be back on track. After choppy trading since Thanksgiving, two of the three major broad market indices reached new all-time closing highs on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sits just a tenth of a percentage point shy.Source: Shutterstock The catalyst was an apparent, if uncertain, truce in the U.S.-China trade war. And if that roadblock is cleared, there may be more upside ahead for equities. The Federal Reserve seems to have a constructive posture. The U.S. economy has slowed, but unemployment remains at record lows and consumer confidence is intact. It looks like smooth sailing heading into 2020.Friday's three big stock charts, however, focus on stocks for which the outlook is a bit more complicated. All three stocks trade at key levels, either hoping for support to hold or for resistance to give. Those hopes could be boosted if the market-wide rally continues as expected.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips J.M. Smucker (SJM)Source: Provided by Finviz The first of Friday's big stock charts, J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM), isn't difficult to decipher. The key question is whether support will hold: * Click to Enlarge Source: Provided by Finviz Technically, there's reason to argue that it will. $102 has held repeatedly, and looking to the weekly chart, similar levels served as resistance earlier this year. SJM consolidated at that point and began its rally to May highs. * Fundamentally, the case is intriguing as well. I made the case for SJM stock last year, and while that case hasn't played out, the broad outline still holds. Smucker's pivot into pet food and coffee mimics a similar and well-received effort at General Mills (NYSE:GIS). Other names in the sector have rallied, with stocks like Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and McCormick (NYSE:MKC,NYSE:MKC.V) breaking out. Yet SJM stock trades at less than 13x forward earnings. * That said, those stocks are driving solid earnings growth. J.M. Smucker isn't. FY21 consensus earnings per share estimates are modestly below fiscal 2019 levels. Full-year guidance for FY20 was cut after the fiscal second quarter report last month. There are reasons why investor patience appears to have run out. * From a near-term standpoint, it might be other companies that determine whether support holds. Both General Mills and Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) release earnings next week. Strong reports from those peers could drive optimism toward the sector and lead investors to take a longer look at one of the group's laggards. Weakness, however, could resurrect industry worries -- and lead SJM to bust through support. Ralph Lauren (RL)Source: Provided by Finviz For Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), the second of Friday's big stock charts, the situation is reversed. RL stock is trying to bust through resistance, and here too there's reason for optimism: * Thursday's 3.7% gain puts RL in position for a breakout. An uptrend has held since August lows, and on decent volume. With the Relative Strength Index at 65, shy of overbought territory at 70, there's probably still some potential momentum behind the stock. If RL can break through resistance, there should be a path toward $122 and then early-year highs at $130. * The rise in Ralph Lauren stock on Thursday, meanwhile, makes some sense. RL stock spiked 15% after fiscal second quarter earnings in early November handily beat Wall Street estimates. The key catalyst was strength on the Chinese mainland, where revenue increased 22% on a constant-currency basis. Good news on the trade front should help Ralph Lauren -- yet Ralph Lauren stock trades roughly where it did after the post-earnings spike. * There are risks here on both fronts, however. Resistance has been firm going back to May. Apparel has been a brutally difficult sector. Revenue is guided to rise roughly 2% in constant currency this year; while performance on the Chinese mainland has been strong, protests in Hong Kong have hit sales in that market. At less than 14x forward earnings, RL stock is cheap, but for years now 'cheap' hasn't been enough for apparel stocks, and there's the chance that will be true for Ralph Lauren stock at these levels. UDR, Inc. (UDR)Source: Provided by Finviz Apartment operator UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) already has breached support. The third of our big stock charts suggests the declines could continue, though there are some fundamental reasons for optimism: * The fall through support is concerning from a near-term perspective. $47 is an obviously key level that held steadily as resistance this summer, and when UDR finally broke through it posted a nice breakout by REIT (real estate investment trust) standards. But the stock clearly has reversed, falling through not just $47 but all three moving averages. * Thursday's trade news doesn't appear to be much help, either. Treasury yields moved higher on the news, limiting the relative attractiveness of UDR's current 2.95% dividend yield. The sell-off continued the weakness in UDR, which has occurred along with declines in other REITs. Widely held names like Realty Income (NYSE:O), Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), and Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) too have pulled back. It does seem like at some point the declines will cease, though UDR's chart suggests the reversal might not be imminent. * That said, there are some reasons for optimism. Apartment demand is expected to rise over time. A 3% dividend yield may bring in buyers. The current descending narrowing wedge often portends a bullish reversal, and if UDR can claw back into the range it might yet see a bounce. Right now, however, UDR is looking for buyers.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 10 Worst Dividend Stocks of the Decade * 7 Game-Changing Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 5 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the Big 2020 Rebound The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: J.M. Smucker, Ralph Lauren, and UDR appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 20 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy in 2020
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    20 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy in 2020

    In retirement, investors must figure out how to generate enough income without a job while also ensuring that they don't outlive their income stream. The best retirement stocks to buy in 2020 (or any other year), then, assuredly must be dividend-paying ones.Receiving regular dividends reduces an investor's dependence on the market's fickle price swings to make ends meet. Whether or not the market rises or falls in 2020, a portfolio of quality businesses can continue delivering predictable, growing dividend income.Compared to many fixed-income investments, dividend stocks also can generate higher current income in today's low-interest-rate environment, growing their payouts each year to help preserve one's purchasing power. Dividend stocks, like other equities, provide meaningful long-term price appreciation potential as well.Research firm Simply Safe Dividends published an in-depth guide about living on dividends in retirement here. However, a key component to this strategy is finding the best retirement stocks that can deliver safe dividends and grow in value over time.On that note, these are the 20 best retirement stocks to buy in 2020. The 20 stocks on this list appear to have safe dividends, yield between 3.5% and 6.9%, and have solid potential to continue growing their payouts in the long term. SEE ALSO: Kiplinger's 20 Best Stocks for 2020

  • The 10 Best REITs to Buy for 2020
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    The 10 Best REITs to Buy for 2020

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) - companies that invest in a variety of properties, from office buildings to apartments and self-storage buildings - built big gains in 2019.A prominent REIT gauge, the FTSE Nareit All Equity REIT Index, gained 25.4% through Nov. 21 (including dividends), with many of the best REITs doing far better. In contrast, the small-cap Russell 2000 Index (used for comparison because the majority of REITs are smaller companies) has gained 18.9%.Of course, people don't ordinarily invest in REITs to beat the stock market averages. They invest in them for income. By law, REITs must pay out at least 90% of their net earnings as dividends. The average REIT in the FTSE index delivers a dividend yield of 3.6%, compared with 1.8% for both the bellwether 10-year Treasury note and the S&P; 500\. When the yield of bonds and stocks are so low, REITs become extremely popular.Real estate also provides diversification. While REITs are still stocks, they don't always move in the same direction as the broad market. And their above-average dividend yields are a nice shelter in a downturn.While you can invest in a real estate fund, such as the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ), there are plenty of good individual REITs to buy, many of which offer high yields and reasonable valuations, despite the sector's towering heights this year. "REITs are not a homogenous group," says Chris Kuiper, equity analyst at CFRA Research. In just the past year, REITs have a performance difference of 160 percentage points.Which ones have the top prospects for the future? Read on as we examine the 10 best REITs to buy for 2020. SEE ALSO: The 20 Best Stocks for 2020

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    Realty Income To Redeem All Outstanding 5.75% Notes Due 2021

    Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced that it intends to redeem all $250 million in principal amount of its outstanding 5.75% notes due January 15, 2021 (CUSIP No. 756109AL8) (the "Notes"). The redemption date for the Notes will be January 10, 2020 (the "Redemption Date").

  • Is Realty Income Corporation (O) A Good Stock To Buy?
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    Is Realty Income Corporation (O) A Good Stock To Buy?

    Is Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) a good bet right now? We like to analyze hedge fund sentiment before conducting days of in-depth research. We do so because hedge funds and other elite investors have numerous Ivy League graduates, expert network advisers, and supply chain tipsters working or consulting for them. There is not a shortage […]

  • Realty Income (O) Raises Monthly Dividend for 104th Time
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    Realty Income (O) Raises Monthly Dividend for 104th Time

    Realty Income's (O) January dividend payment marks the company's 594 successive monthly dividend payments and 89 consecutive quarterly increases through its 50-year operating history.

  • 104th Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared By Realty Income
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    104th Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared By Realty Income

    Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company's common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2275 per share from $0.227 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2020 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2020. This is the 104th dividend increase since Realty Income's listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for January's dividend is December 31, 2019. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.73 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.724 per share.

  • 6 Companies With High Dividend Yields
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    6 Companies With High Dividend Yields

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  • Realty Income Corp. (O) Down 3.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?
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    Realty Income Corp. (O) Down 3.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

    Realty Income Corp. (O) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Realty Income Acquires 411 Properties From CIM Real Estate
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    Realty Income Acquires 411 Properties From CIM Real Estate

    The acquisition of single-tenant retail properties, with roughly 5.1 million leasable square feet upon completion, will offer Realty Income (O) a significant scale and competitive edge.

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    Realty Income Closes First Tranche Of Previously Announced Transaction With CIM Real Estate Finance Trust, Inc.

    Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced it has closed on the acquisition of 411 properties for approximately $1.035 billion, representing the first tranche of the previously announced transaction with CIM Real Estate Finance Trust, Inc. ("CMFT"). The acquisition of the remaining properties in the CMFT portfolio are expected to close in late 2019 and/or early 2020 for approximately $207 million, subject to customary closing conditions. Upon closing of the acquisition of the remaining properties, Realty Income expects to assume existing mortgage debt totaling approximately $131 million at a weighted average interest rate of 4.5% and a weighted average remaining term to maturity of approximately 5 years.