5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Portugal Telecom

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecommunications company Portugal Telecom (NYS: PT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Portugal Telecom facts

Headquarters (founded)Lisbon, Portugal (1994)
Market Cap$3.9 billion
IndustryIntegrated telecommunication services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$8.5 billion
ManagementCEO Zeinal Bava (since 2008)
CFO Luis de Melo (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)16.7%
Cash/Debt$5.0 billion / $13.6 billion
Dividend Yield16%
CompetitorsAmerica Movil
Optimus
Vodafone Group

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 269 members who have rated Portugal Telecom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Less than two months ago, one of those bulls, StockClueless, tapped Portugal Telecom as a solid bargain opportunity:

The market is confused. European telecoms are diversified into non-European markets, and even in Europe they have to continue receiving high revenues (nobody will cancel their cell phones if Greece leaves the Euro, or something like that happens). Portugal would have to see a major depression before [Portugal Telecom] would start losing money.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Portugal Telecom originally appeared on Fool.com.

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