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Best Residential REIT Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top residential reit stocks in 2023 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best residential reit stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the reit - residential industry.

Industry: REIT - Residential
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
BRT
BRT APARTMENTS CORP
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$386.00M$20.381.34%$85.96M7.23x1.89
AIV
APARTMENT INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT CO
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$1.15B$7.610.79%$541.89M4.20x1.68
IRT
INDEPENDENCE REALTY TRUST INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$4.24B$18.901.29%$413.51M30.00x0.81
MAA
MID AMERICA APARTMENT COMMUNITIES INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$19.05B$164.951.48%$1.33B30.38x0.87
INVH
INVITATION HOMES INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$19.90B$32.551.34%$1.29B56.12x0.81
AVB
AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$24.83B$177.522.35%$2.28B20.17x0.80
AMH
AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$11.92B$33.731.35%$773.72M55.30x0.77
NXRT
NEXPOINT RESIDENTIAL TRUST INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$1.27B$49.842.59%$171.30M47.92x3.26
SUI
SUN COMMUNITIES INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$18.60B$150.150.77%$973.91M73.97x1.07
UDR
UDR INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$13.66B$41.972.29%$986.09M82.29x1.58
EQR
EQUITY RESIDENTIAL
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$23.94B$63.361.82%$2.33B20.77x0.78
ELS
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$12.84B$69.000.74%$597.54M46.31x2.69
ESS
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$14.47B$223.422.68%$1.10B40.47x1.18
AIRC
APARTMENT INCOME REIT CORP
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$5.70B$38.051.60%$1.35B6.26x2.18
UMH
UMH PROPERTIES INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$959.20M$17.210.82%$79.40M-35.12x1.48
CPT
CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$12.96B$121.651.50%$1.48BN/A0.86
CSR
CENTERSPACE
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$998.77M$66.281.33%$121.98M-37.66x1.32
VRE
VERIS RESIDENTIAL INC
NYSE
REIT - Residential
$1.55B$16.972.85%$67.89M-13.16x1.98

Residential REIT Stocks FAQ

What are the best residential reit stocks to buy right now in Jan 2023?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best residential reit stocks to buy right now are:

1. Brt Apartments (NYSE:BRT)


Brt Apartments (NYSE:BRT) is the top residential reit stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 18 points higher than the residential reit industry average of 32. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Brt Apartments has seen its stock lose -2.67% over the past year, overperforming other residential reit stocks by 19 percentage points.

Brt Apartments has an average 1 year price target of $29.00, an upside of 42.3% from Brt Apartments's current stock price of $20.38.

Brt Apartments stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Brt Apartments, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Apartment Investment & Management Co (NYSE:AIV)


Apartment Investment & Management Co (NYSE:AIV) is the second best residential reit stock with a Zen Score of 46, which is 14 points higher than the residential reit industry average of 32. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Apartment Investment & Management Co has seen its stock return 15.83% over the past year, overperforming other residential reit stocks by 38 percentage points.

Apartment Investment & Management Co has an average 1 year price target of $41.00, an upside of 438.76% from Apartment Investment & Management Co's current stock price of $7.61.

Apartment Investment & Management Co stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Apartment Investment & Management Co, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Independence Realty Trust (NYSE:IRT)


Independence Realty Trust (NYSE:IRT) is the third best residential reit stock with a Zen Score of 43, which is 11 points higher than the residential reit industry average of 32. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Independence Realty Trust has seen its stock lose -14.25% over the past year, overperforming other residential reit stocks by 7 percentage points.

Independence Realty Trust has an average 1 year price target of $21.13, an upside of 11.77% from Independence Realty Trust's current stock price of $18.90.

Independence Realty Trust stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Independence Realty Trust, 62.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 12.5% have issued a Buy, 25% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the residential reit stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 17 residential reit stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 residential reit stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Brt Apartments (NYSE:BRT)


Brt Apartments (NYSE:BRT) has an annual dividend yield of 4.81%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the residential reit industry average of 3.27%. Brt Apartments's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Brt Apartments's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Brt Apartments's dividend payout ratio of 34% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Apartment Income Reit (NYSE:AIRC)


Apartment Income Reit (NYSE:AIRC) has an annual dividend yield of 4.73%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the residential reit industry average of 3.27%.

Apartment Income Reit's dividend payout ratio of 29.4% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Umh Properties (NYSE:UMH)


Umh Properties (NYSE:UMH) has an annual dividend yield of 4.65%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the residential reit industry average of 3.27%. Umh Properties's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Umh Properties's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Umh Properties's dividend payout ratio of -161.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are residential reit stocks up?

Residential reit stocks were up 1.75% in the last day, and up 4.05% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why residential reit stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued residential reit stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued residential reit stocks right now are:

1. Apartment Investment & Management Co (NYSE:AIV)


Apartment Investment & Management Co (NYSE:AIV) is the most undervalued residential reit stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Apartment Investment & Management Co has a valuation score of 71, which is 45 points higher than the residential reit industry average of 26. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Apartment Investment & Management Co's stock has gained 15.83% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the residential reit industry by 38 percentage points.

2. Brt Apartments (NYSE:BRT)


Brt Apartments (NYSE:BRT) is the second most undervalued residential reit stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Brt Apartments has a valuation score of 71, which is 45 points higher than the residential reit industry average of 26. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Brt Apartments's stock has dropped -2.67% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the residential reit industry by 19 percentage points.

3. Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR)


Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) is the third most undervalued residential reit stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Equity Residential has a valuation score of 43, which is 17 points higher than the residential reit industry average of 26. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Equity Residential's stock has dropped -26.9% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the residential reit industry by -5 percentage points.

Are residential reit stocks a good buy now?

55.56% of residential reit stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect residential reit stocks to rise by 16.44% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the reit - residential industry?

The average P/E ratio of the reit - residential industry is 38.07x.
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