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Subject:  Re: WSR Date:  3/27/2019  5:01 PM
Author:  BruceCM Number:  84591 of 86651

Being 'recommended' should carry no weight, as those doing the 'recommending' are usually driven by forces that may be of benefit to them and likely will not be of benefit to you.

To get some idea how well this small REIT (or any other REIT) is or isn't doing, as a quick screen, just look at the statement of cash flows for WSR at Morningstar. Set it on 'Annual' and then look at the CFFO (Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities) line and compare each year's value with the corresponding year's value of 'Cash Dividends Paid' line in the third section CFFA (Net Cash Provided by (used for) Financing Activities). What do you see for each year? What I see is a small (Tiny?) REIT that cannot generate sufficient operational cash to cover its dividend, every year except for 2015!

Its certainly up to you, but if reliable dividends are what you're after, I would stop right there.

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