Based on the aggregated intelligence of the 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, real estate investment trust (REIT) HRPT Properties (NYSE:HRP) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

HRPT facts

Headquarters (founded)

Newton, Mass. (1986)

Market Cap

$441.7 million


Commercial REIT

TTM Revenue

$872.9 million


CIO John Mannix

CFO John Popeo

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY),

Mack-Cali Realty (NYSE:CLI)

CAPS members bullish on HRP also bullish on:

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC),

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

CAPS members bearish on HRP also bearish on:

Citigroup (NYSE:C),

Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, some 94% of the 509 members who have rated HRPT believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include woofiecodie and haulinazz469.

Late last month, woofiecodie displayed utmost confidence in the dividend:

Well-disciplined approach will prove this yield going forward. Outstanding price/book also as specific portfolio assets are generally government or medical related. Rental rates [per square foot] up nicely in latest qtr and occupancy remains strong.

In a pitch from two days ago, haulinazz469 shares that sentiment, tapping HRPT as a rare low-risk, high-yield situation:

Good Balance Sheet, Good cashflow, Good Stable Prudent Management, Commitment to returning value to shareholders by maintaining the dividend.

The dividend isn't too high, the stock is just WAY undervalued.

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