A look at high dividend shares, REIT & Historical P/E Ratio. And a little bit of info for flavour.
As of end of 2014, the average P/E Ratio is at 16.6x which is higher then the 10-year average of 15.5x. For long-term value investing, you would want to purchase shares when the Price/Earnings are low to give you a sufficient margin of safety.
The price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E ratio, is an equity valuation multiple. It is defined as market price per share divided by annual earnings per share.
The above 15 high dividend yield stocks estimated 2015 returns of above 6% dividend yield if that’s what you are looking for. A more wholesome approach would be looking for capital gains & factoring in dividend yields (if any).
Dividend yield is a way to measure how much cash flow you are getting for each dollar invested in an equity position – in other words, how much “bang for your buck”
REIT can be a way to get exposure to the property market without physically owing (and having to maintain) properties. Buying a REIT is comparable to Unit Trusts although generally less volatile. REIT investing would generally be for the dividend yields although returns would follow the property market.
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is security that sells like a stock on the major exchanges and invests in real estate directly, either through properties or mortgages.