Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, timberland operator Plum Creek Timber (NYSE: PCL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Plum Creek facts

Headquarters (founded) Seattle (1989)
Market Cap $6.4 billion
Industry Industrial REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.2 billion
Management CEO Rick Holley (since 1994)
CFO David Lambert (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 12%
Cash/Debt $273.0 million / $2.9 billion
Dividend Yield 4.2%
Competitors Louisiana-Pacific
Potlach
Weyerhaeuser

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 3,630 members who have rated Plum Creek believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFthump, tapped Plum Creek as a particularly solid income opportunity:

Housing and construction have pretty well bottomed out. [Plum Creek] won't knock your socks off, but you will get paid pretty well to wait with that 4.4% dividend. This is a great candidate for a retirement portfolio.

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