4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: W.P. Carey

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial real estate manager W.P. Carey (NYSE: WPC  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

W.P. Carey facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1973)

Market Cap

$2.0 billion

Industry

Diversified REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$207.1 million

Management

CEO Trevor Bond (since 2010)

CFO Mark DeCesaris (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

15%

Cash/Debt

$39.8 million / $584.7 million

Dividend Yield

5.2%

Competitors

Crescent Real Estate Equities Limited Partnership

Equity Office Management, L.L.C.

Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP  )

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 97 members who have rated W.P. Carey believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, AdamGalas, succinctly summed up the W.P. Carey bull case for our community: "Great management who has decades long time horizon. Solid and growing dividend, holdings with geographic and sectoral diversity. A definite long term winner."

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, W.P. Carey may not be your top choice.

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