Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hotel REIT Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pebblebrook and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Bethesda, Md. (2009)
Hotel / Motel REIT
Chairman / CEO Jon Bortz (since 2009)
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity
Cash / Debt
$163.9 million / $260.2 million
FelCor Lodging Trust
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 338 members who have rated Pebblebrook believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Its smart management makes shrewd acquisitions that have proven profitable thus far. When real estate and the economy rebound, [Pebblebrook's] revenue, margins, and net income should grow even more quickly than they already are. Better yet, seven of its eight board members are independent, and the company pays its trustees and top execs reasonably fair and modest amounts, free of shady perks and benefits.
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