5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

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.

Pebblebrook facts

Headquarters (founded)

Bethesda, Md. (2009)

Market Cap

$1.4 billion


Hotel / Motel REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$345.7 million


Chairman / CEO Jon Bortz (since 2009)
CFO Raymond Martz (since 2009)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$163.9 million / $260.2 million

Dividend Yield



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Hospitality Properties Trust
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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.

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Nathan Alderman (TMFNato), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community:

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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