On Friday, Wells Fargo reports earnings for the first three months of 2013. Because it and JPMorgan Chase are the first two big banks to do so, analysts take a close look at them to predict how the rest of earnings season may play out. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield discusses the three things that Wells Fargo's investors should be watching for.

Wells Fargo's dedication to solid, conservative banking helped it vastly outperform its peers during the financial meltdown. Today, Wells is the same great bank as ever, but with its stock trading at a premium to the rest of the industry, is there still room to buy, or is it time to cash in your gains? To help figure out whether Wells Fargo is a buy today, I invite you to download our premium research report from one of The Motley Fool's top banking analysts. Click here now for instant access to this in-depth take on Wells Fargo.

The article What to Watch for in Wells Fargo's Earnings originally appeared on Fool.com.

Erin Miller has no position in any stocks mentioned. Fool contributor John Maxfield has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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