5-Star High-Yield Stocks Poised to Pop: France 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, French telecommunications giant France Telecom (NYS: FTE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

France Telecom facts

Headquarters (Founded)

 Paris (1990)

Market Cap

$31.8 billion

Industry

Integrated telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$57.4 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Stephane Richard

CFO Gervais Pellissier

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.9%

Cash/Debt

$9.6 billion / $51.0 billion

Dividend Yield

12.4%

Competitors

Bouygues

Societe Francaise du Radiotelephone

Vodafone Group (NAS: VOD)


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

On CAPS, 96% of the849 members who have rated France Telecom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), offered some consumer insight into the France Telecom outperform case: "An excellent company to grab while the Euro-zone crisis looms, [France Telecom's] expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa will turn this company around in the next 10 years. I used Orange mobile Internet on my laptop in rural Uganda for a summer and it was some of the fastest Internet I've ever experienced."

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

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of France Telecom. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend France Telecom and Vodafone Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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