why Wells Fargo & Company [WFC] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $53.04

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Wells Fargo & Company [NYSE: WFC] surged by $0.33 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $43.91 during the day while it closed the day at $43.50. The company report on July 21, 2022 that Mary Katherine DuBose Named Head of Wells Fargo’s Asset-Based Lending & Leasing Businesses.


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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced Mary Katherine DuBose as the head of the bank’s secured lending division that includes asset-based lending, equipment finance, supply chain finance, and inventory finance. DuBose reports to Kyle Hranicky, Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking.

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Wells Fargo & Company stock has also gained 5.61% of its value over the past 7 days. However, WFC stock has declined by -6.13% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -18.95% and lost -9.34% year-on date.

The market cap for WFC stock reached $165.42 billion, with 3.83 billion shares outstanding and 3.79 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 23.51M shares, WFC reached a trading volume of 20250312 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WFC shares is $53.04 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WFC stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Wells Fargo & Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 11, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on February 01, 2022, representing the official price target for Wells Fargo & Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $50 to $64, while Piper Sandler kept a Overweight rating on WFC stock. On January 03, 2022, analysts increased their price target for WFC shares from 50 to 62.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Wells Fargo & Company is set at 1.38, with the Price to Sales ratio for WFC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.15. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 112.31.

WFC stock trade performance evaluation

Wells Fargo & Company [WFC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.61. With this latest performance, WFC shares gained by 14.78% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -18.95% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -2.44% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WFC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.05, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.22 for Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.58, while it was recorded at 43.11 for the last single week of trading, and 48.27 for the last 200 days.

Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Wells Fargo & Company [WFC] shares currently have an operating margin of +34.99. Wells Fargo & Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +25.22.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.57, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Wells Fargo & Company [WFC] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WFC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Wells Fargo & Company go to 7.28%.

Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $119,623 million, or 73.70% of WFC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WFC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 322,656,226, which is approximately -0.862% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 275,549,536 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $11.99 billion in WFC stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $7.95 billion in WFC stock with ownership of nearly 0.117% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Wells Fargo & Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 942 institutional holders increased their position in Wells Fargo & Company [NYSE:WFC] by around 128,858,395 shares. Additionally, 983 investors decreased positions by around 197,902,543 shares, while 304 investors held positions by with 2,423,202,578 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,749,963,516 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WFC stock had 149 new institutional investments in for a total of 21,642,947 shares, while 142 institutional investors sold positions of 9,545,715 shares during the same period.

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