Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, National Bank of Greece (NYSE:NBG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

National Bank of Greece facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Athens, Greece (1841)

Market Cap

$16.0 billion


Diversified banks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.2 billion


CEO Apostolos Tamvakakis
COO/CFO Anthimos Thomopoulos

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, 97% of the 589 members who have rated NBG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ubber13 and All-Star jamespeer, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Late last month, ubber13 weighed the stock's pros against one of its biggest worries:

[U]ndervalued. [T]he strongest player in [Balkans]. [T]he only fear is the downgrade of Greece's bonds that drag down the price.

In a pitch from two days ago, jamespeer kindly updated Fools on the bank and, in the process, helped ease some of those concerns:

[Greece's] ratings downgrade was much less than expected, down one notch to A2 from A1, not exactly a calamity as the recent fall in share price would suggest. Furthermore, the ECB governing council have reiterated that every euro area debt will be honored which should go some way to dispelling fears. I can see a bounce back up in this share price, and certainly trading at an attractive price right now.

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