4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Weyerhaeuser

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated forest products company Weyerhaeuser (NYS: WY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Weyerhaeuserfacts

Headquarters (founded)Federal Way, Wash. (1900)
Market Cap$11.2 billion
IndustrySpecialized REITs
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$6.3 billion
ManagementCEO Daniel Fulton (since 2008)
CFO Patricia Bedient (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)10.1%
Cash/Debt$728 million / $4.5 billion
Dividend Yield2.9%
CompetitorsCanfor
Louisiana-Pacific
Plum Creek Timber

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

On CAPS, 86% of the 513 members who have rated Weyerhaeuser believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, BYRDJD, succinctly summed up the opportunity:

Quality timber holdings concentrated in the fast growing areas in the southern US. The market for timber hasn't been good for years, but buying low is one of the [tenets] of investing. The business can be managed by the brain-dead, harvest old trees, plant new trees, thin occasionally for pulp, then harvest. Sorta like farming in slow motion.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Weyerhaeuser. The Fool owns shares of and has created a covered strangle position in Plum Creek. 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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