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.

Telefonica facts

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
Dividend Yield 10.2%
Competitors America Movil S.A.B. de C.V.
BT Group
Vodafone Group

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.

Earlier this year, one of those bulls, All-Star joryko, tapped the stock as a tempting turnaround pick:

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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