January 23, 2013
In the following video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer tells investors what it means to be a high-quality bank. With Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) having upped its dividend by 14% today, he notes that this isn't uncommon for Wells Fargo, which consistently returns large amounts of capital to shareholders. He gives us the difference here between Wells and some of the other large banks, that aren't returning much in the way of dividends these days, and tells us how WFC managed to continue returning capital to shareholders during this period of recovery, by making fewer mistakes in the years leading up to the crisis.
Wells Fargo's dedication to solid, conservative banking helped it vastly outperform its peers during the financial meltdown. Today, Wells is the same great bank as ever, but with its stock trading at a premium to the rest of the industry, is there still room to buy, or is it time to cash in your gains? To help figure out whether Wells Fargo is a buy today, download our premium research report from one of The Motley Fool's top banking analysts. Click here now for instant access to this in-depth take on Wells Fargo.