3 Brilliant Ways to Earn Regular Passive Income

There’s nothing passive about passive income when it comes to increasing your portfolio’s bottom line. Regular income from investments is a great way to actively increase your personal payroll, and there are some great options to consider now in this down market.

Brilliance is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s hard to argue against long records of steady dividend increases and stock price appreciation that together create a total return that outperforms the benchmark. . S&P500.

Three who do just that are Prologis (NYSE: PLD), Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW)and International Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI). Here’s more information on these companies, starting with an overview of their 10-year total return and that of the S&P 500.

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Prologis is a logistics giant that never stops growing

Prologis is one of the largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the industry, with a current market capitalization of approximately $104 billion and a global collection of logistics properties that now numbers over 4,700 and encompasses approximately one billion square feet.

This portfolio is approximately 98% occupied by approximately 5,800 customers who are a mix of business-to-business and online/retail processing operators. It is a hot sector which, even if it cools down a little, should remain profitable, especially since Prologis increases rents when it can thanks to escalations integrated into contracts and during lease renewals.

The company is also in the process of acquiring its next American competitor, Duke Real Estatein a $26 billion deal that will add an additional 153 million square feet of high-quality logistics space in 19 major national markets.

Lowe’s is great for DIY types, including investors

There are very good reasons to be high on Lowe’s. An iconic brand in an essential business, this premier company has nearly 2,200 hardware and hardware stores with 208 million square feet of retail space in the United States and Canada.

In the same way Home deposit, Lowe’s has dominated this big niche for decades. It’s a business that has thrived during the pandemic and should remain just as essential going forward as it has during the economic ups and downs of the past.

Lowe’s also has an enviable record of 48 consecutive years of dividend increases, making it a dividend aristocrat that comes close to Dividend King status. That only compliments it more as an income stock, and out of 20 analysts currently following the stock, 14 give it a “buy”, five say “hold” and only call it a “sell”.

Crown Castle International pushes the boundaries of 5G

Crown Castle International has been at the forefront of the telecommunications revolution for decades, becoming one of the largest owner-operators of cellular towers, fiber optic cables and now small cellular nodes on the planet.

This infrastructure REIT says that major mobile operators and other customers continue to generate strong revenue growth in its traditional business, but it is also aggressively expanding its network of those small antennas needed to expand the 5G capabilities deeper into buildings and neighborhoods.

In doing so, the company expects to achieve annual dividend growth per share of 7% to 8%, which would add to a record seven consecutive years of dividend increases, including annualized increases of 8.5 % over the last three years.

Years of dividend growth followed by impressive prospects

The S&P 500 is currently yielding around 1.7%, while Crown Castle, Prologis and Lowe’s are yielding around 3.1%, 2.1% and 1.6% respectively. The graph below, meanwhile, shows how much these three companies have increased their dividends over the past 10 years.

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Inflation and recession fears have brought the market down in general, and these three companies have been no exception, each losing around 13% to 18% so far this year. They could be particularly good deals right now.

Past performance is no guarantee of what will happen next, of course, but Prologis, Lowe’s and Crown Castle have long histories of share price growth, dividend payouts and business acumen in their respective industries to give confidence that they can be reliable sources of passive income and a good total return for years to come.

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Marc Rapport holds positions at Crown Castle International and Prologis. The Motley Fool holds positions and recommends Crown Castle International, Home Depot and Prologis. The Motley Fool recommends Lowe’s. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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