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Wells Fargo & Company is a banks-diversified business based in the US. Wells Fargo-and-Company shares (WFC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wells Fargo-and-Company employs 268,531 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$58.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Wells Fargo-and-Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Wells Fargo-and-Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WFC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Wells Fargo-and-Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$37.56, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Wells Fargo-and-Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Wells Fargo-and-Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Wells Fargo-and-Company share price

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Wells Fargo-and-Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
Latest market closeUSD$37.56
52-week rangeUSD$20.5999 - USD$38.7514
50-day moving average USD$33.6803
200-day moving average USD$27.6689
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.13
PE ratio 90.5854
Dividend yield USD$1.22 (3.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.41

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Is it a good time to buy Wells Fargo-and-Company stock?

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Wells Fargo-and-Company price performance over time

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Is Wells Fargo-and-Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Wells Fargo-and-Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wells Fargo-and-Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's P/E ratio

Wells Fargo-and-Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 91x. In other words, Wells Fargo-and-Company shares trade at around 91x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's PEG ratio

Wells Fargo-and-Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.954. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Wells Fargo-and-Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Wells Fargo-and-Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$58.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$58.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.19%
Return on equity TTM 1.92%
Profit margin 5.66%
Book value $39.726
Market capitalisation USD$153.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wells Fargo-and-Company shares

There are currently 45.9 million Wells Fargo-and-Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Wells Fargo-and-Company's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% down from 46.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wells Fargo-and-Company shares can be evaluated.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wells Fargo-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wells Fargo-and-Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wells Fargo-and-Company shares traded daily (recently around 35.0 million). Wells Fargo-and-Company's SIR currently stands at 1.31. In other words for every 100,000 Wells Fargo-and-Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1310 shares are currently held short.

However Wells Fargo-and-Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wells Fargo-and-Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wells Fargo-and-Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wells Fargo-and-Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wells Fargo-and-Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0111% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wells Fargo-and-Company shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Wells Fargo-and-Company.

Find out more about how you can short Wells Fargo-and-Company stock.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Wells Fargo-and-Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.31

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Wells Fargo-and-Company's overall score of 34.31 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 63rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Wells Fargo-and-Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Wells Fargo-and-Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.65/100

Wells Fargo-and-Company's environmental score of 2.65 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wells Fargo-and-Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's social score

Social score: 15.06/100

Wells Fargo-and-Company's social score of 15.06 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wells Fargo-and-Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's governance score

Governance score: 16.6/100

Wells Fargo-and-Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Wells Fargo-and-Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 5/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Wells Fargo-and-Company scored a 5 out of 5 for controversy – the lowest score possible, reflecting that Wells Fargo-and-Company's public profile has been damaged by multiple incidents.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Wells Fargo & Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.31
Total ESG percentile 62.92
Environmental score 2.65
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 15.06
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 16.6
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 5

Wells Fargo-and-Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 49.88% of net profits

Recently Wells Fargo-and-Company has paid out, on average, around 49.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wells Fargo-and-Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wells Fargo-and-Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.22 per share.

While Wells Fargo-and-Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Wells Fargo-and-Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Wells Fargo-and-Company's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Wells Fargo-and-Company's shares ever split?

Wells Fargo-and-Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 August 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Wells Fargo-and-Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Wells Fargo-and-Company shares which in turn could have impacted Wells Fargo-and-Company's share price.

Wells Fargo-and-Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wells Fargo-and-Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.5999 up to $38.7514. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WFC.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Wells Fargo-and-Company's is 1.2673. This would suggest that Wells Fargo-and-Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Wells Fargo-and-Company overview

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, provides banking, investment, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management. The Community Banking segment offers checking and savings accounts; credit and debit cards; and automobile, student, mortgage, home equity, and small business lending products. The Wholesale Banking segment provides commercial, corporate, capital markets, cash management, and real estate banking products and services, including traditional commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, online/electronic products, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. It also offers commercial and residential development, land acquisition and development, rehabilitation, permanent securitization, and commercial real estate loans; secured and unsecured lines of credit; affordable housing loans and letters of credit; and interim financing arrangements. The Wealth and Investment Management segment provides personalized wealth management, investment, and retirement products and services; and delivers financial planning, private banking, credit, investment management, and fiduciary services. The company also offers brokerage, and Internet and mobile banking services; and has collaboration with National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. As of March 16, 2020, it operated through 7,400 locations; approximately 13,000 ATMs; and offices in 32 countries and territories. The Company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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