Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, regional shopping mall operator Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Taubman facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (1950)

Market Cap

$1.89 billion


Commercial REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$677.2 million


CEO Robert Taubman (since 1992)
CFO Lisa Payne (since 2005)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



$18.9 million / $2.7 billion


Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG)
Macerich (NYSE:MAC)

CAPS Members Bearish on TCO Also Bearish on

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO)
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)

CAPS Members Bullish on TCO Also Bullish on

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)
Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), Yahoo! Finance, and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 69.6% of the 115 members who have rated Taubman believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include Padavona and All-Star tortillatree, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Just last week, Padavona strongly advised Fools to shop for stocks someplace else: "Potentially dangerous sector -- commercial real estate. Valued rather richly."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, tortillatree elaborated on those very real risks:

I'm getting poised for the commercial real estate nightmare around the corner. Everyone's been hinting about it for a couple years now. That's about how long these things take to trickle into effect. But there have been all kinds of signs that it's getting close. ... [J]ust drive around and look at all the "for lease" signs on the vacant storefronts. Look at the retail bankruptcies opening up more space. These companies that are in the business of building shopping centers and leasing them out played a dangerous game. Taubman's stock price is ... near a 52 week high? It's got nowhere to go but down from here.

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