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Are Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Shares Headed North? BMO Capital Issues Upgrade. – Weekly Register

July 31, 2017 – By Dolores Ford

 Are Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Shares Headed North? BMO Capital Issues Upgrade.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.30, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 112 investors sold Wells Fargo & Co shares while 836 reduced holdings. 149 funds opened positions while 487 raised stakes. 3.70 billion shares or 2.97% more from 3.60 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Peddock Advisors Lc owns 4,147 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. 5.42M are held by Us National Bank De. Longview Prtnrs (Guernsey) Ltd invested in 4.56% or 12.52M shares. Stock Yards State Bank And Communications, Kentucky-based fund reported 53,960 shares. Cutler Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 10,100 shares. Moreover, Ridgeworth Cap Ltd Liability Company has 1% invested in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) for 2.14M shares. Meritage Portfolio invested in 5,307 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Heartland Advsrs reported 0.68% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). Daiwa Grp holds 0.17% or 493,079 shares in its portfolio. 62,558 are held by Argyle. Atria Invests Limited Liability Company owns 48,471 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Ycg Ltd holds 448,429 shares or 7.39% of its portfolio. Pinebridge Investments L P has invested 2.35% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). Gradient Ltd has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). 884,136 are held by Nomura Holdings.

Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 7 sales for $397.31 million activity. The insider BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC sold 7.13M shares worth $383.92M. $499,108 worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was bought by SARGENT RONALD. Loughlin Michael J also sold $1.04M worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) shares. CARROLL DAVID M also sold $1.47M worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) shares. Shares for $1.34 million were sold by Pelos Petros G. Hardison Hope A. had sold 20,000 shares worth $1.04 million. $2.05 million worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was sold by Mack Mary T on Thursday, June 8.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Stock Upgrade

Research analysts at the BMO Capital research division upgraded shares of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) from a Underperform to a Market Perform on Monday, 31 July.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.30, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 112 investors sold Wells Fargo & Co shares while 836 reduced holdings. 149 funds opened positions while 487 raised stakes. 3.70 billion shares or 2.97% more from 3.60 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Peddock Advisors Lc owns 4,147 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. 5.42M are held by Us National Bank De. Longview Prtnrs (Guernsey) Ltd invested in 4.56% or 12.52M shares. Stock Yards State Bank And Communications, Kentucky-based fund reported 53,960 shares. Cutler Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 10,100 shares. Moreover, Ridgeworth Cap Ltd Liability Company has 1% invested in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) for 2.14M shares. Meritage Portfolio invested in 5,307 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Heartland Advsrs reported 0.68% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). Daiwa Grp holds 0.17% or 493,079 shares in its portfolio. 62,558 are held by Argyle. Atria Invests Limited Liability Company owns 48,471 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Ycg Ltd holds 448,429 shares or 7.39% of its portfolio. Pinebridge Investments L P has invested 2.35% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). Gradient Ltd has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). 884,136 are held by Nomura Holdings.

Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 7 sales for $397.31 million activity. The insider BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC sold 7.13M shares worth $383.92M. $499,108 worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was bought by SARGENT RONALD. Loughlin Michael J also sold $1.04M worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) shares. CARROLL DAVID M also sold $1.47M worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) shares. Shares for $1.34 million were sold by Pelos Petros G. Hardison Hope A. had sold 20,000 shares worth $1.04 million. $2.05 million worth of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was sold by Mack Mary T on Thursday, June 8.

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Ratings Coverage

Among 31 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Wells Fargo & Company has $67 highest and $44 lowest target. $56.12’s average target is 3.71% above currents $54.11 stock price. Wells Fargo & Company had 80 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 13 by S&P Research. The stock has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, May 31. The rating was downgraded by Vetr on Friday, August 28 to “Strong-Buy”. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Monday, April 25, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. Piper Jaffray initiated Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) on Tuesday, November 24 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, April 5, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 15 by Piper Jaffray. Macquarie Research maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, September 25 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, July 21 by Berenberg.

About 10.88M shares traded. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500.

Wall Street await Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) to release earnings on October, 13. Analysts forecast EPS of $1.06, up exactly $0.03 or 2.91 % from 2014’s $1.03 EPS. The expected WFC’s profit could reach $5.30 billion giving the stock 12.77 P/E in the case that $1.06 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.07 EPS for the previous quarter, Wells Fargo & Co’s analysts now forecast -0.93 % negative EPS growth.

Wells Fargo & Company is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $270.40 billion. The Firm is a diversified financial services company. It has a 13.33 P/E ratio. It has three operating divisions: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management.

More notable recent Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Wells Fargo trims auto loans as market cools, risk overhaul kicks in” on July 12, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “Lawsuit says Wells Fargo auto insurance charges were a fraud” published on July 31, 2017, Usatoday.com published: “Wells Fargo to pay $142M in fake-account settlement” on July 10, 2017. More interesting news about Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Wells Fargo Second Quarter Results: Buy More” published on July 20, 2017 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “Wells Fargo stock slips after profit beat but revenue miss” with publication date: July 14, 2017.

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