Yesterday I sold all my 105 shares of Monmouth Real Estate. Monmouth is a nice stable company investing in warehouses, but they are also owning a portfolio of other REITs.
I’m selling this stock for a few reasons:
- I’m reducing the share of Real Estate stocks in my portfolio
- I don’t like that Monmouth is not only investing in warehouses, but is also having a big exposure to the stock market due to their 150 million stock portolio
- Monmouth didn’t increase their dividend since November 2017
- Monmouth keeps issuing new shares to add equity to purchase new buildings
I will keep Monmouth on my watchlist, because I recognize that they own quality properties which offer a stable cashflow. The current yearly dividend is $0,68 which results in a current yield of 4,39%. If the yield is getting in the range 5,5% – 6,0% I will consider getting back into this stock.
After closing this position I made an 8% profit or €114,32. Slightly more than 4% per year.
Tomorrow I will write about the new position I started with the proceeds from selling Monmouth.