Dodge Cox Lowers stake in Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) : Dodge Cox reduced its stake in Wells Fargo & Co by 2.85% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 67,922,588 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $3,276.6 Million after selling 1,990,802 shares in Wells Fargo & Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016.Wells Fargo & Co makes up approximately 3.28% of Dodge Cox’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Tetrem Capital Management Ltd. boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 79,184 additional shares and now holds a total of 826,113 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $39.9 Million. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 1.58% of Tetrem Capital Management Ltd.’s portfolio.Wms Partners boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 10,136 additional shares and now holds a total of 228,902 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $11 Million. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 1.57% of Wms Partners’s portfolio.Santa Barbara Asset Management reduced its stake in WFC by selling 207,911 shares or 6.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,899,994 shares of WFC which is valued at $139.9 Million. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 2.75% of Santa Barbara Asset Management’s portfolio.Mckinley Capital Management Delaware reduced its stake in WFC by selling 101,240 shares or 16.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 513,690 shares of WFC which is valued at $24.8 Million. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 1.23% of Mckinley Capital Management Delaware’s portfolio.Armbruster Capital Management reduced its stake in WFC by selling 1,870 shares or 42.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,523 shares of WFC which is valued at $123,677. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.08% of Armbruster Capital Management’s portfolio.

Wells Fargo & Co opened for trading at $49.58 and hit $50.83 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $50.5, with a gain of 2.64% or 1.3 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,24,82,141 shares. Company has a market cap of $256,391 M.

On the company’s financial health, Wells Fargo & Co reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Apr 14, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.98. The company had revenue of $22195.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $21524.59 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.04 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wells Fargo & Co. Wells Fargo & Co was Downgraded by Piper Jaffray to ” Underweight” on Apr 15, 2016. Wells Fargo & Co was Downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to ” Hold” on Apr 11, 2016. Wells Fargo & Co was Downgraded by Guggenheim to ” Neutral” on Apr 6, 2016.

Wells Fargo & Company is a financial services and bank holding company. The Company’s segments are Community Banking Wholesale Banking and Wealth and Brokerage and Retirement. The Company’s Community Banking segment offers a range of financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts credit and debit cards and auto student and small business lending. The Community Banking segment’s products include investment insurance and trust services and mortgage and home equity loans. The Community Banking segment’s products and business segments include middle market commercial banking government and institutional banking corporate banking and commercial real estate among others. The Company’s Wholesale Banking segment provides a range of financial solutions to businesses across the United States and around the world. The Wealth and Brokerage and Retirement segment provides a range of financial advisory services.

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