Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) was Downgraded by Jefferies to ” Hold”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Jefferies advised their investors in a research report released on Nov 28, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wells Fargo & Co. Wells Fargo & Co was Downgraded by Guggenheim to ” Sell” on Nov 15, 2016. Shares were Downgraded by FBR & Co. on Oct 19, 2016 to ” Mkt Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 45 from a previous price target of $50 .Wells Fargo & Co was Downgraded by Keefe Bruyette to ” Mkt Perform” on Oct 17, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Wells Fargo & Co reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Oct 14, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.01. The company had revenue of $22328.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $22062.98 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.05 EPS.
Wells Fargo & Co opened for trading at $52.4 and hit $52.62 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $52.62, with a gain of 0.88% or 0.46 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 96,35,745 shares. Company has a market cap of $264,274 M.
In a different news, on Aug 9, 2016, Timothy J Sloan (President & COO) sold 20,500 shares at $48.92 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 6, 2016, Federico F Pena (director) purchased 85 shares at $49.50 per share price. On May 4, 2016, James H. Quigley (director) purchased 2,000 shares at $49.97 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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.