Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, retail REIT Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Ramco-Gershenson facts

Headquarters (Founded) Boca Raton, Fla. (1988)
Market Cap $612.1 million
Industry Retail REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $126.9 million
Management CEO Dennis Gershenson (since 1996)
CFO Gregory Andrews (since 2010)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (2.8%)
Cash/Debt $4.2 million / $530.7 million
Dividend Yield 4.9%
Competitors CBL & Associates
Kimco Realty

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

On CAPS, 20% of the 55 members who have rated Ramco-Gershenson believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star MegaShort, tapped Ramco-Gershnson as a particularly unattractive pick:

Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. Where there's GAAP losses, there's usually a bad investment. You can gamble on an expensive high quality company like [Simon Property Group] or a cheap low quality company like [Ramco-Gershenson]. But the smart way to invest is to look for cheap high quality companies.

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