Why STAG Industrial Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, real estate investment trust STAG Industrial (NYSE: STAG  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

STAG facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boston, Mass. (2010)

Market Cap

$693.3 million

Industry

Industrial REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$78.6 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Benjamin Butcher

CFO Gregory Sullivan

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

(2.5%)

Cash/Debt

$10.7 million / $274.5 million

Dividend Yield

5.4%

Competitors

First Industrial Realty Trust

Monmouth Real Estate Investment

Welsh Property Trust

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

On CAPS, all 11 members who have rated STAG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDeej, succinctly summed up the STAG bull case for our community:

This one is not quite as "special" as my normal special situation picks, but I think that it will continue to significantly outperform the market. Besides, what [can I say] ... I'm a sucker for yield.

Stag is the fastest growing company in the solid Industrial REIT sector, yet is also pays the highest dividend. That doesn't make much sense and will not continue if Stag continues to perform the way it has.

According to REIT expert Brad Thomas, Stag has moderate leverage and sector-best metrics. This trade is a bet that Mr. [M]arket will eventually recognize this quality and award STAG with a higher multiple. We are paid a yield of nearly 6% to wait for this to happen.

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