DCT® Featured in TheStreet: DCT Industrial Trust: Cramer’s Top Takeaways

November 14, 2017

An Article in TheStreet  by Scott Rutt

DCT Industrial Trust: Cramer’s Top Takeaways

Did you miss “Mad Money” on CNBC? If so, here are some of Jim Cramer’s top takeaways.

In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Phil Hawkins, president and CEO of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT – Get Report) , the REIT with shares that are up 28% since Cramer last checked in 11 months ago and which currently yield 2.4%.

Hawkins said that his company just had another great quarter and is seeing 98% occupancy as the need for more ecommerce distribution centers continues. In today’s world, customers want their items now, he said, which makes owning warehouses a different business than it was 10 years ago.

Hawkins explained that in the past, they would buy a field along an interstate to build a new distribution center, but today, they need to be located where the people are, close to population centers, and that means repurposing existing sites and doing whatever it takes to solve problems.

When asked about the rise of automation, Hawkins said that while automation is important for productivity, there’s still a shortage of qualified labor to get the job done given the growth the industry is seeing.

Cramer said investors looking for a way to play ecommerce other than Amazon.com (AMZN – Get Report) need to consider DCT.

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