REITs Up 5 Percent in July; Earnings Underscore Healthy Fundamentals

REITs turned higher in July as solid second quarter earnings reports reaffirmed that fundamentals in the sector remain healthy, analysts said.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index gained 4.9 percent in July, while the S&P 500 Index rose 2.1 percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note dropped 0.1 percent for the month.

Through July 31, total returns from the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index for 2015 slipped 0.6 percent, while the S&P 500 Index was 3.4 percent higher in the same period.

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