Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Dutch financial services giant ING Groep (NYSE:ING) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ING's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ING facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Amsterdam, Netherlands (1991)

Market Cap

$18.1 billion


Diversified financial services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$72.3 billion


CEO Jan Hommen (since April 2009)
CFO Patrick Flynn (since April 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94.2% of the 1,000 members who have rated ING believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include a2investments and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Late last month, a2investment singled out ING as a bargain worth banking on: "High quality bank with valuable assets, now at fire sale prices."

In a pitch from last week, mrindependent expanded on the stock's recent weakness as a great chance to pounce:

ING recently had to "eat crow" when the pricing of its recent rights offering came in below expectations. After the rights offering, the company's book value per share ought to be ... more than the current share price. The future for ING, which is a global financial powerhouse, includes disposing of all of its insurance assets. ... This leaves a lot of valuable banking and investment management operations. Volatility will be high for this stock, but the next big move ought to be up. If not, I will be patient.

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