5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Retail Opportunity Investments

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, shopping center REIT Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq: ROIC  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ROIC's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ROIC facts

Headquarters White Plains, N.Y.
Market Cap $606.7 million
Industry Diversified REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $60.1 million
Management President/CEO Stuart Tanz
CFO John Roche
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (0.1%)
Cash/Debt $10.7 million / $205.8 million
Dividend Yield 4.3%
Competitors Kimco Realty
The Macerich Co.
Vornado Realty Trust

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 6,409 members who have rated ROIC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, doinitmyway, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Looking at the chart over the past 3 years this company, has seen a steady growth in share value while positioning itself for better times ahead. I like the properties they acquire and trust management. I'm back in for long term.

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