Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecom giant Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Verizon facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1983)

Market Cap

$126.4 billion


Integrated telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$114.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Lowell McAdam

CFO Francis Shammo

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$10.3 billion / $52.8 billion

Dividend Yield




Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S)

T-Mobile USA

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 4,898 members who have rated Verizon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, dch111, succinctly summed up the Verizon bull case for our community:

Will remain relevant and important for many years to come. Verizon tends to rank high in customer satisfaction among the major telecoms, and I hear few complaints or bad press exclusive to them versus T-Mobile or AT&T, etc. The 4.8% yield here is solid, and forward P/E is reasonable.

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