Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Spanish telecom giant Telefonica (NYSE: TEF ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Telefonica's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Madrid (1924)|
|Market Cap||$70.1 billion|
|Industry||Integrated telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$85.4 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Cesar Izuel
COO Julio Lopez
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||31%|
|Cash/Debt||$8.7 billion / $88.9 billion|
|Competitors||America Movil S.A.B. de C.V.
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 969 members who have rated Telefonica believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This one has continued slipping for over a year now as it dropped from the mid $20's. ... However, it seems to have found a little support at this mark and has not dropped much below the $17-$20 realm in the last five years. ...
[Telefonica] is in a solid industry to weather the current conditions in Europe and has dropped to a point that I can't resist buying, simply for the value if nothing else.
Oh yea, [Telefonica] is one of those popular dividend plays too I guess.
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