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

San Diego, Calif.

Market Cap

$933.4 million

Industry

Retail REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$84.2 million

Management

President/CEO Stuart Tanz
CFO Michael Haines

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

1.6%

Cash / Debt

$6.9 million / $316.4 million

Dividend Yield

4%

Competitors

Kimco Realty 
Macerich
Vornado Realty Trust

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 501 members who have rated ROIC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, TMFTailwind, tapped ROIC as a particularly timely bargain opportunity: "Good place to start another long-term bet on stellar management (real estate mogul Stuart Tanz). Expecting boring, steady growth complemented by a nice yield. 10+ year time frame on this one."   

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Retail Opportunity Investments. The Motley Fool owns shares of Retail Opportunity Investments. 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.