Winthrop Realty Trust (FUR) is currently one of the lower-beta stocks we cover. But many of its fundamentals are poor or misleading. And we do not consider it one of the best stocks to buy now. We will explain why in this report.
Winthrop Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that is engaged in the business of owing real property and real estate related assets. Winthrop categorized its business into one of three segments. Those segments include Ownership of Investment Properties, Origination and Acquisition of Loans, and Equity and Debt Instruments in Other Real Estate Investment Trusts.
The company has adopted a plan of liquidation.
FUR’s performance has been poor. Its revenues have been weak and erratic. Its profits and cash flows have been even more weak and erratic. Its dividend is not solid and, of course, not sustainable.
In the stat sheet below, some of the entries actually look admirable. Many of these are simply the result of the firm being in the process of liquidating which is causing some statistics to look better than they really should.
FUR should not be considered one of the best monthly dividend stocks. And risk-averse, dividend investors should look elsewhere.
Stat Sheet – Winthrop Realty Trust 4/22/16
|Industry||Real Estate Operations|
|Market Cap||$ 450|
|Growth Prospects||Below Average|
(Our assessment of this firm’s fundamentals will be in effect for the rest of calendar year 2016)
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