Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, shopping center REIT Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq: ROIC), or ROIC, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

ROIC facts

Headquarters (Founded) Purchase, N.Y. (2007)
Market Cap $453.6 million
Industry Diversified REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $25.3 million
Management President/CEO Stuart Tanz
CFO John Roche
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 1.9%
Cash/Debt $11.8 million / $55.1 million
Dividend Yield 3.3%
Competitors Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM)
Macerich (NYSE: MAC)
Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 287 members who have rated ROIC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TMFBuck and All-Star MJKpayday, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just last month, TMFBuck tapped ROIC as a solid income opportunity:

[CEO Tanz] is continuing to invest capital at good rates of return. I expect the dividend and to increase nicely over the next few years. The price should follow suit.

Currently, ROIC even sports a cheapish price-to-book ratio of just 1.1. That represents a discount to competitors like Kimco (1.5), Macerich (2.4), and Vornado (2.9).

CAPS All-Star MJKpayday expands on ROIC as a particularly tempting "jockey bet":

ROIC began as a blank check company and is still in its beginning stages of becoming a REIT. ... Given the depressed real estate market I expect Tanz to ramp up soon in becoming a REIT with a full portfolio and some leverage where I'd expect a P/B of about 2-3 and a dividend of 6%. How long will this take? A couple years, maybe 1, 2 or 3 years, but no more than 5. Why am I so sure it will happen? Answer: Tanz.

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