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
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|
|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|
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.
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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