why Wells Fargo & Company [WFC] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $52.77

Wells Fargo & Company [NYSE: WFC] loss -2.67% or -1.11 points to close at $40.41 with a heavy trading volume of 23179352 shares. The company report on September 21, 2022 that Wells Fargo Bank Increases Prime Rate to 6.25 Percent.


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Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., said today it is increasing its prime rate to 6.25 percent from 5.5 percent, effective tomorrow, Sept. 22, 2022.

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It opened the trading session at $40.82, the shares rose to $40.98 and dropped to $39.70, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for WFC points out that the company has recorded -21.27% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -10.59% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 16.57M shares, WFC reached to a volume of 23179352 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $52.77 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 2.10. 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 1.25, with the Price to Sales ratio for WFC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.97, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 92.79. Price to Free Cash Flow for WFC in the course of the last twelve months was 36.94.

Trading performance analysis for WFC stock

Wells Fargo & Company [WFC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.03. With this latest performance, WFC shares dropped by -9.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -21.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -15.46% 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 32.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 25.64, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.64 for Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 43.82, while it was recorded at 42.39 for the last single week of trading, and 47.07 for the last 200 days.

Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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.

Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Wells Fargo & Company [WFC]

There are presently around $112,241 million, or 74.10% of WFC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WFC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 322,901,332, which is approximately 0.076% of the company’s market cap and around 0.13% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 266,334,573 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $10.76 billion in WFC stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $7.23 billion in WFC stock with ownership of nearly -2.09% 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 858 institutional holders increased their position in Wells Fargo & Company [NYSE:WFC] by around 158,255,649 shares. Additionally, 1,067 investors decreased positions by around 147,296,938 shares, while 310 investors held positions by with 2,472,006,082 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,777,558,669 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WFC stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,504,514 shares, while 214 institutional investors sold positions of 9,999,386 shares during the same period.

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