Were You to Invest $1,000 in Realty Income Stock Five Years Ago?

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are popular among passive income investors due to the reliability and high yields of their dividends. With a 90% dividend payout ratio, real estate investment trusts (REITs) might end up with hefty payouts.  

Among the top is Realty Income (NYSE: O). Because it is a retail real estate investment trust (REIT) and because it rents out its properties to dependable core merchants, it consistently receives rent and dividend payments.   

The fact that it pays a dividend every month is an unusual yet appealing characteristic that may entice certain investors even more. The most current monthly dividend payment for the stock is $0.2625 per share, which translates to a yield of approximately 5.7%.  

We may calculate your current wealth by comparing it to what you would have had you invested $1,000 five years ago.  

The payoff is where the magic happens. In most cases, dividend-paying enterprises have already achieved their peak growth stage. The stock itself is not anticipated to generate huge returns by investors. To put it simply, the general consensus is that a lower stock price forecast is associated with a larger dividend yield.  

This year, Realty Income stock has down 4%. Since yield is inversely proportional to price, the yield has increased despite the decline in Realty Income stock. Present stock price yield of 5.7% is over four times that of the S&P 500 average.  

You would have $1,040 now if you had invested $1,000 in Realty Income shares five years ago and reinvested dividends. A drop of 18% in the stock price is part of that. In this high-interest rate climate, real estate stocks aren't doing so well in the market. The dividend for Realty Incomes stock has grown by sixteen percent in the last five years.  

Dividend investors love this stock because of Realty Income's unwavering reliability; the company has increased its dividend payment for 107 straight quarters, and it has paid a dividend every month for almost 53 years. Realty Income offers a fantastic opportunity for those seeking passive income.