Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, shopping center REIT Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

ROIC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Purchase, N.Y. (2007)

Market Cap

$820.3 million

Industry

Diversified REITs

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$76.8 million

Management

President / CEO Stuart Tanz
CFO Michael Haines

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

1.3%

Cash / Debt

$4.7 million / $409.7 million

Dividend Yield

4.3%

Competitors

Kimco Realty 
Macerich
Vornado Realty Trust


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 498 members who have rated ROIC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, mocha283, succinctly summed up the ROIC opportunity for our community:

In a world where retail is on one hand everywhere, we've also seen countless stand-alone stores go under. ROIC helps build these strip-mall type shopping centers in more upper-middle class areas to help these small groceries or pharmacies stay alive. Kudos (and thanks for the great dividend to boot!).

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong five-star rating, ROIC may not be your top choice.

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The article Why ROIC Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Retail Opportunity Investments. The Motley Fool owns shares of Retail Opportunity Investments. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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