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.
San Francisco (1929)
Chairman/CEO John Stumpf
CFO Timothy Sloan
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$178.0 billion / $182.8 billion
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.
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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