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 (NYSE: WFC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Wells Fargo facts

Headquarters (founded) San Francisco (1929)
Market Cap $171.8 billion
Industry Diversified banks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $74.6 billion
Management Chairman/CEO John Stumpf
CFO Timothy Sloan
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 11.2%
Cash/Debt $165.2 billion / $180.7 billion
Dividend Yield 2.7%
Competitors Bank of America
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 90% of the 4,783 members who have rated Wells Fargo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, CoreAndExplore, succinctly summed up the Wells Fargo bull case for our community:

Cross-selling machine with sticky customer relationships thanks to the highest # of products per client of any bank. Earnings will only climb higher when the net interest margin rises as rates begin to rise again. Solid fundamentals and attractive valuation considering the earnings growth one can expect.

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