4-Star Bank Stocks Poised to Pop: Wells Fargo

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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Wells Fargofacts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (1929)

Market Cap

$178.4 billion


Diversified banks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$77.3 billion


Chairman/CEO John Stumpf

CFO Timothy Sloan

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$178.0 billion / $182.8 billion

Dividend Yield



Bank of America (NYS: BAC)
Citigroup (NYS: C)
JPMorgan Chase (NYS: JPM)

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 4,847 members who have rated Wells Fargo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bulls, valuemoneygreen, tapped Wells Fargo as a particularly bankable opportunity:

Best bank out there PERIOD. ... Why is [Wells Fargo] so great? Balance sheet, margins, management, plus the fact that it does banking ... not huge investment banking like [JPMorgan], [Goldman Sachs (NYS: GS) ], [Morgan Stanley (NYS: MS) ] to name a few. ... [T]here is a reason why their stock price is back in the [$30's] while most banks are not even close to what they were. P/E, margins and business model to make a ton of money are all reasons I like [Wells Fargo].

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