Oct 25 (Reuters) - Single-family rental giant Invitation Homes Inc on Wednesday trimmed its full-year core funds from operations (FFO) forecast, amid growing weakness in the real-estate sector due to higher interest rates.
REITs tend to borrow heavily, so higher rates put pressure on their bottom line.
The housing market has been especially sensitive to the Federal Reserve's efforts to curb inflation and soften demand through aggressive interest rate increases since March 2022.
Invitation Homes expects full-year core AFFO between $1.75 and $1.79 per share, compared with its previously expected range of $1.75 to $1.81.
The largest landlord of single-family houses in the United States also missed estimates for core FFO in the third quarter.
It reported core FFO of 44 cents per share, compared with analysts' estimates of 45 cents per share, as per LSEG data.
Shares of the Dallas Texas-based company fell 1.3% in aftermarket trade. (Reporting by Mehr Bedi and Aishwarya Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)