Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have performed well during 2019. With some looking quite expensive here, Dexus (ASX:DXS) is a stock which not only looks to be reasonable value here, but has a trading profile that indicates further upside.
Bega Cheese was "dressed" to win yesterday, a burst of enthusiasm for Mineral Resources ran out of puff, while Securities in Dexus went into a trading halt on reports it was looking to raise around $1 billion.
Falling market rents have caused Citi to lower office income forecasts. While Sydney and Melbourne entered the pandemic restrictions in a strong position, with rents near historical highs and vacancies at their lows, economic conditions have deteriorated.
Morgan Stanley believes Dexus is "ideal" for taking shelter its market volatility. The leases are underpinned by fixed 3.5-4%/year increases, while a tight Sydney office market should cushion the impact of uncertainties.