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 has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at France Telecom and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Integrated telecom services
Chairman/CEO Stephane Richard
CFO Gervais Pellissier
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$9.6 billion / $51.3 billion
Societe Francaise du Radiotelephone
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 859 members who have rated France Telecom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Strong dividend and valuation metrics. Price/Book < 1.0 on a high dividend paying stock that nearly has a monopoly in France. Plus the company is looking to expand, and it has stated that the dividend will be guaranteed for two years.
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