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)

Purchase, N.Y. (2007)

Market Cap

$820.3 million


Diversified REITs

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$76.8 million


President / CEO Stuart Tanz
CFO Michael Haines

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$4.7 million / $409.7 million

Dividend Yield



Kimco Realty 
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 yesterday, one of those Fools, mocha283, succinctly summed up the ROIC opportunity for our community:

In a world where retail is on one hand everywhere, we've also seen countless stand-alone stores go under. ROIC helps build these strip-mall type shopping centers in more upper-middle class areas to help these small groceries or pharmacies stay alive. Kudos (and thanks for the great dividend to boot!).

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