A number of REITs announced their 3Q19 operational updates yesterday.
Dexus forecast 5% underlying earnings growth. reaffirmed its FY19 guidance for 5% growth.
Mirvac indicated their FY19 guidance will be in the 3 – 4% growth range with DPS growth at 5%.
Across the sector it is likely residential and retail remain the weak spots, whilst office and industrial will continue to provide strong growth. Softening of the retail sector was evident in GPT’s March quarter business update.
Despite GPT’s exposure to retail, the office exposure along with the groups strategy to expand the footprint in logistics, makes the stock one of our preferred opportunities within the REIT sector.
The recent market rotation towards growth assets and in particular, materials and financials, has resulted in selling utilities and property trusts. In many cases, these names have seen 10 to 20% correction.
The following post takes a quick look at some of the relevant chart patterns.
SCG.ASX (forward yield 4.9%)
SGP.ASX (forward yield 5.5%)
WFD.ASX (forward yield 3.5%)
DXS.ASX (forward yield 5.2%)
GMG.ASX (forward yield 3.7%)
GPT.ASX (forward yield 5%)
On the utilities, we think that both Sydney Airports and Transurban should be back on the radar and maybe looking oversold.