Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, timber REIT Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Rayonier facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Jacksonville, Fla. (1926)

Market Cap

$5.9 billion

Industry

Conglomerates

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.5 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Paul Boynton

CFO Hans Vanden Noort

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

20.8%

Cash / Debt

$215.5 million / $1.0 billion

Dividend Yield

3.6%

Competitors

Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL)

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 449 members who have rated Rayonier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFDeej, followed the lead of a noted fund manager and got bullish on the stock:

[Alex Klabin of Senator Investment Group] made a compelling case for investing in Rayonier at the recent Invest For Kids Chicago conference. He believes that the company is currently 30% to 60% undervalued and that it could begin to unlock that value through a potential spin-off of its fiber business in 2013 or 2014.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Weyerhaeuser Company. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.