Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, office REIT Vornado Realty (NYSE:VNO) has received the dreaded one-star ranking. Our data has shown that one-star stocks woefully lag the market average; conversely, five-star stocks outperform the S&P by a significant margin.

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

Vornado facts


New York, New York

Market Cap

$7.61 billion


Real estate investment trust

TTM Revenue

$3.53 billion


CEO Steven Roth
CFO Joseph Macnow

Funds From Operations payout ratio (average last five years and TTM)

60% and 49.8%


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CAPS members bearish on VNO also bearish on

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CAPS members bullish on VNO also bullish on

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

Over on CAPS, 163 of the 307 members who have rated Vornado -- or 53% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500. These Fools include CAPS All-Star dexion10 and CAPS member Gamma1113.

Just yesterday, dexion10 summed up the bear case with a simple formula: "Commercial REIT in NYC with lots of leverage and falling rents... do the math friends."

In a pitch from last month, Gamma1113 shares that bearishness, writing:

[Vornado] has big exposure to commercial real estate in NYC as well as other large cities. Although we've seen a major decline in residential real estate, the Commercial RE sector has not yet seen much of a decline. I believe that with the recent turmoil in the financial markets and the rising [unemployment], commercial RE in the large cities will experience a major decline in the next 1-2 years. Although [Vornado] has [already] declined significantly from its peak, the valuations are still high and I expect it to decline much further in the coming year or so.

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