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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Wells Fargo facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (1852)

Market Cap

$191.5 billion


Diversified banks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$79.5 billion


Chairman/CEO John Stumpf
CFO Timothy Sloan

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Dividend Yield



Bank of America

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 3,000 members who have rated Wells Fargo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, SwingTraderBoss, tapped Wells Fargo as a rather bankable opportunity:

WFC is one of my top picks as it offers EPS visibility compared to money center peers and EPS defensibility relative to regional peers. At 1.5x [tangible book value], WFC is trading at only 0.5x above its March 2009 trough, despite 17% [return on tangible equity] potential. Given its concentration in [residential] real estate, WFC is not immune to a weak consumer, but I believe I have fully reflected this in my estimates and still find valuation compelling.

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