Why Retail Opportunity Investments 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, 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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ROIC facts

Headquarters (founded)

White Plains, N.Y. (2007)

Market Cap

$679.0 million

Industry

Retail REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$75.1 million

Management

President/CEO Stuart Tanz
CFO John Roche

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

1.3%

Cash / Debt

$4.7 million / $391.7 million

Dividend Yield

4.3%

Competitors

Kimco Realty 
Macerich 
Vornado Realty Trust

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 498 members who have rated ROIC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, JoeArizona, succinctly summed up the ROIC bull case for our community:

I'm in this one for the dividend, but the potential for growth is pretty good, too. The real estate meltdown is still in the early stages of cleanup, and there are tons of opportunities out there. ROIC is run by smart people with money to invest and a track record of success. I figure they'll keep finding opportunities that will pay off big in the next few years. 

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