Omega Healthcare Investors Ranked Fifth Among Best-Performing REITs

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE:OHI) is the fifth-best performing U.S. real estate investment trust year-to-date in 2013, according to the SNL US REIT Equity Index.

Only 12 REITs had outperformed the S&P 500 as of mid-November, when the rankings were released.

OHI was the only healthcare-focused REIT on the list. The top-performing US REIT was Altisource Residential Corp., focused on single-family real estate, followed by CommonWealth REIT, with an office real estate focus, and FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. and Chatham Lodging Trust, both hotel REITs. 

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OHI had total shareholder returns of slightly more than 40%.

W. P. Carey Inc. was the largest equity REIT to make it into the top-15 performers. The diversified portfolio investor has a market cap of $4.38 million, followed by Hospitality Properties Trust, a hotel REIT with a market cap of nearly $4.1 million, and then OHI, with a market cap of nearly $3.9 million. 

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Access the SNL Top-15 US REIT rankings. 

Written by Alyssa Gerace

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