4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Alexander & Baldwin

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Hawaii land company Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Alexander & Baldwin facts

Headquarters (founded) Honolulu, Hawaii (2012)
Market Cap $1.2 billion
Industry Diversified real estate activities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $263.3 million
Management Chairman/CEO Stanley Kuriyama
President/COO Christopher Benjamin
Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin 13.3%
Cash / Debt $2.5 million / $252.2 million
Competitors Barnwell Industries
Castle & Cooke
Hillwood Development Company, L.L.C.

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

On CAPS, 88% of the 156 members who have rated Alexander & Baldwin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDeej, took the lead of another value investing guru made an outperform call on the stock:

Mick McGuire of Marcato Capital Management brought this oldie but goodie to my attention again. After the recent spin-off [Alexander & Baldwin] is basically a land owner in Hawaii. Heck they own nearly a quarter of the island of Maui with values on the books that are substantially below market value. He believes the stock has 50% upside.

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