Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, timber REIT Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Rayonier facts



Headquarters (founded)

Jacksonville, Fla. (1926)

Market Cap

$5.9 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.5 billion


Chairman/CEO Paul Boynton

CFO Hans Vanden Noort

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$215.5 million / $1.0 billion

Dividend Yield



Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL.DL)

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 449 members who have rated Rayonier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFDeej, followed the lead of a noted fund manager and got bullish on the stock:

[Alex Klabin of Senator Investment Group] made a compelling case for investing in Rayonier at the recent Invest For Kids Chicago conference. He believes that the company is currently 30% to 60% undervalued and that it could begin to unlock that value through a potential spin-off of its fiber business in 2013 or 2014.

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