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What’s New with Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)?

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) after opening the company’s stock at the price of $52.31, its shares traded on 0.27% above secure line. The stock exchanged hands 19,777,610 shares versus average trading capacity of 18.65M shares. It has a market cap of $262.46B.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) will report earnings per share of $1.02 in their quarterly report. The firm is expected to announce results on 7/21/17.

For the current quarter Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has high EPS estimates of $1.07 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.95. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.01 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 28 analysts.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter on 4/13/2017 Before Market Open, beating the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.03 with surprise factor of 3.09%.

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has average revenue estimates of $22.51B, compared to low analyst estimates of $21.98B and high estimates of $22.74B for the current quarter. A total number of 19 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $22.85B, according to the sentiments of 19 analysts.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, most recently Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)’s price target was revised on 05/15/17 and according to 27 analysts stock’s price will reach at $57.59 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 6.41. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)’s  minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $45.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $65.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 24% from its latest closing price of $52.38.

On the other hand Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 37.72 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.97, where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder. Consequently Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.41%, 1.47% respectively.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has an average broker recommendation of 2.65. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. There are currently 23 recommendations in total that have been tracked in order to arrive at this number, of those, 7 have given the shares a Strong Buy while 2 are recommending a Buy, 10 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 a Sell and 4 a Strong Sell.

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