4 REITs Poised To Emerge Winners This Earnings Season

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Here are four REITs that have the right combination of elements to deliver a positive surprise this season:

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT - Free Report) sports a Zacks Rank of 1 and has an Earnings ESP of +1.21%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Q4 funds from operations (FFO) per share is pegged at 58 cents, which denotes expected year-over-year growth of 20.8%. The company has been a steady performer, having exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters, with the most recent positive surprise being nearly 4.6%. Moreover, the stock has a dividend yield of 6.08%.

Philadelphia, PA-based Hersha Hospitality Trust is into ownership of high-quality upscale, luxury and lifestyle hotels in urban gateway markets and coastal destinations.

Hersha Hospitality is slated to report quarterly results on Feb 25.

CyrusOne Inc. (CONE - Free Report) has a Zacks Rank of 3 and an Earnings ESP of +3.07%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Q4 FFO per share is pegged at 82 cents. The company delivered positive surprises in three of the trailing four quarters, with average beat of 4.58%. Further, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.40%.

Dallas, TX-based CyrusOne is a data-center REIT engaged in providing highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company offers mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure continued operation of IT infrastructure for several customers, including Fortune 1000 companies.

CyrusOne is scheduled to release earnings on Feb 20.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT - Free Report) has a Zacks Rank #3 and an Earnings ESP of +1.53%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the to-be-reported quarter FFO per share is pegged at $1.57, denoting a year-over-year projected increase of roughly 6.8%. Moreover, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.09%.

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Note: Anything related to earnings presented in this write-up represent funds from operations (FFO) — a widely used metric to gauge the performance of REITs.

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