Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, banking giant Wells Fargo (NYS: WFC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Wells Fargo's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Wells Fargo facts
San Francisco (1929)
Chairman/CEO John Stumpf
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 4,710 members who have rated Wells Fargo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star huddaman, tapped Wells Fargo as a particularly bankable bet:
[W]hile I have hated financials for the past couple of years, [W]arren [B]uffet[t] and now [J]im [C]ramer are both behind [Wells Fargo] along with select few financial stocks. I feel it's very easy for a financial stock to own toxic that goes unnoticed. [H]owever, with [Wells Fargo's] great brand ... I think I have greater confidence here.
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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan. The Fool has created a covered strangle position in Wells Fargo. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.
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