February 12, 2013
While many investors may be timid about investing in banks after the financial crisis of 2008, in this video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer tells us that Warren Buffett would likely have a different opinion on that issue. Buffett has held shares of Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) through Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B ) since at least 1990 and is currently the largest shareholder with an 8% stake. Matt goes on to tell us what some of the characteristics of Wells Fargo are that Buffett values so highly, and why WFC might be one of the best stocks in banking.
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, I invite you to 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.