Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecom behemoth AT&T (NYSE:T) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AT&T's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

AT&T facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1983)

Market Cap

$135.6 billion


Integrated Telecommunication Services

TTM Revenue

$124.0 billion


CEO Randall Stephenson (since 2007)

CFO Richard Lindner (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S),


Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)

CAPS members bullish on T also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE),


CAPS members bearish on T also bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 4,153 of the 4,406 members who have rated AT&T -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Nelson17 and TSIF.

Last month, Nelson17 tapped AT&T as a tasty long-term income opportunity: "Over 6.5% yield at this price. iPhone contracts guarantee solid revenue for years to come, not to mention the $6B in the stimulus plan for telecoms that may go through soon. Great entry point. Don't mind owning this one for the long haul."

In a pitch from last week, TSIF elaborates on that bullish sentiment:

Defined as one of the safest investments left with a good odds of holding the very lucrative dividend. Propped up the iPhone and the need to migrate to new technology. AT&T should be able to hold from here, else they have more cuts they can make. May even take market share from Sprint if the Pre gets delayed as it appears. Good stable company too big in most cases to beat the S&P, but shouldn't slip too far below it, even with a P/E of 10. High debt, but decent margins and very good cash flow.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Sprint Nextel is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.