Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Greek telecom company Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (NYSE: OTE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Hellenic facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Athens, Greece (1949)

Market Cap

$6.3 billion


Integrated telecom services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.1 billion


CEO Panagis Vourloumis (since 2004)
CFO George Mavrakis (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield


Key Suppliers

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
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Other Highly Rated Telecom Stocks

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, all of the 93 All-Star members who have rated Hellenic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mrindependent and sentinelbrit, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Just last week, mrindependent helped bring the big, fat, Greek dividend to our community's attention: "This company's stock price has been pummeled as a result of the Greek debt panic. I expect a bounce and will enjoy the 8% dividend yield while I wait."

In a pitch from last month, sentinelbrit elaborates:

Going back to 1998, the stock has very rarely sold under $6.00 -- until recently, the last time was between 2002 and 2003. The current troubles in Greece and fall in the market remind me of the troubles in Russia. No one expected the Russian market to recover like it has -- I expect the same will happen in Greece. People will continue to make phone calls; I could see the Greeks selling their 20% to Deutsche Telecom as a way of raising cash and this would give DT control and I expect would be greeted positively. A lot of bad news is discounted in the share price.

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