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Shares of Apartment Investment & Management Rank the Highest in Terms of Return on Equity in the Residential REITs Industry (AIV, ELS, CPT, MAA, EQR)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Residential REITs industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Apartment Investment & Management ranks highest with a ROE of 16.6%. Equity Lifestyle Properties is next with a ROE of 16.0%. Camden Property Trust ranks third highest with a ROE of 13.0%.

Mid-America Apartment Communities follows with a ROE of 11.1%, and Equity Residential rounds out the top five with a ROE of 8.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Equity Residential on August 3rd, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $66.28. Since that call, shares of Equity Residential have fallen 3.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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