Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, real estate investment trust Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Pebblebrook facts

Headquarters (founded) Bethesda, Md. (2009)
Market Cap $1.1 billion
Industry Hotel/Motel REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $290.3 million
Management Chairman/CEO Jon Bortz (since 2009)
CFO Raymond Martz (since 2009)
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 1.7%
Cash/Debt $65.7 million / $251.5 million
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Competitors FelCor Lodging Trust
Hospitality Properties Trust
Host Hotels & Resorts

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 314 members who have rated Pebblebrook believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, marketk, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Pebblebrook managers managed to get into the industry at the bottom of the cycle. They tend to buy hotels in areas where there is still good demand for them but yet not much room to build new ones. As the US economy improves prices for Hotels will go up. Since there area of concentration are luxury hotels, this class of customers tend to be more resilient to economic issues which will cushion the stock.

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