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 $180.6 billion
Industry Diversified banks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $73.0 billion
Management Chairman/CEO John Stumpf
CFO Timothy Sloan
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 11.4%
Dividend Yield 1.4%
Competitors Bank of America
JPMorgan Chase

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 4,710 members who have rated Wells Fargo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star huddaman, tapped Wells Fargo as a particularly bankable bet:

[W]hile I have hated financials for the past couple of years, [W]arren [B]uffet[t] and now [J]im [C]ramer are both behind [Wells Fargo] along with select few financial stocks. I feel it's very easy for a financial stock to own toxic that goes unnoticed. [H]owever, with [Wells Fargo's] great brand ... I think I have greater confidence here.

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