Morning Trade for April 21st 2021

Stocks were flat in early trading this morning as earnings season continues to unfold.  Although 90% of the S&P 500 companies have delivered robust results, expectations are high and most of the good news has already been priced in.  A few of the companies reporting today are Verizon (VZ)Chipotle (CMG) and Discover Financial Services (DFS).  

Our trade alert for today features an important portfolio diversifier in that it’s returns tend to “zig” when those of other investments “zag,” which helps reduce a portfolio’s overall volatility.

Healthcare REIT Healthpeak Properties (PEAK) owns 633 properties, balanced across the life sciences, senior housing and medical office sectors. The life sciences portfolio consists of lab and office space focusing on three leading medical research markets (San Francisco, San Diego and Boston), with properties typically located in business park or campus settings. Medical office properties are located adjacent to hospitals and leased to hospitals or physician groups.

Income from senior housing properties declined in the first nine months of 2020 due to pandemic effects, but was offset by strength in the life sciences and medical office portfolios, which grew income 5.7% and 2.3%, respectively. Adjusted funds from operations (FFO) has declined, but by a modest 7% or so.

The company has better-than-average liquidity to ride out COVID-related disruptions. Total liquidity is $2.6 billion, including $2.4 billion available on its $2.5 billion revolving credit facility, as well as $150 million in cash and cash equivalents and no material debt maturities before 2023.

Longer-term, this high-yield REIT should benefit from demographic trends that include aging baby boomers demanding new treatments and medical devices, increased outpatient services and more seniors requiring daily living assistance. In addition, the company boasts a $1.2 billion development pipeline that is already 63% pre-leased.

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