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 259,196 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- WFC shares summary
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- Is WFC stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short WFC shares?
- Is WFC suitable for ethical investing?
- Are WFC shares over-valued?
- Wells Fargo-and-Company's financials
- How volatile are WFC shares?
- Does Wells Fargo-and-Company pay a dividend?
- Have WFC shares ever split?
- Other common questions
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Wells Fargo-and-Company shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$46.96|
|52-week range||$20.56 - $48.13|
|50-day moving average||$44.53|
|200-day moving average||$41.00|
|Wall St. target price||$49.39|
|Dividend yield||$0.4 (0.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.73|
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Wells Fargo-and-Company price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-21)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-01)||3.41%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||4.24%|
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|2 years (2019-07-28)||N/A|
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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 12x. In other words, Wells Fargo-and-Company shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 0.21. 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||$76.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$58.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.67%|
|Market capitalisation||$191 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Wells Fargo-and-Company shares
There are currently 42.2 million Wells Fargo-and-Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Wells Fargo-and-Company's "short interest". This figure is 9% 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 30.3 million). Wells Fargo-and-Company's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Wells Fargo-and-Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 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 0.0103% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wells Fargo-and-Company shares, roughly 10 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 12/31/2018) 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
|Total ESG score||34.31|
|Total ESG percentile||62.92|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||5|
Wells Fargo-and-Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.23% of net profits
Recently Wells Fargo-and-Company has paid out, on average, around 15.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% 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 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wells Fargo-and-Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.
While Wells Fargo-and-Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Wells Fargo-and-Company is investing more in its future growth.
Wells Fargo-and-Company's most recent dividend payout was on 31 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 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 13 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 $20.5551 up to $48.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.3493. 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 (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1. 9 trillion in assets and proudly serves one in three U. S. households and more than 10% of all middle market companies in the U. S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Wells Fargo-and-Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.059% of Wells Fargo-and-Company shares are held by insiders and 71.205% by institutions. How many people work for Wells Fargo-and-Company?
Latest data suggests 259,196 work at Wells Fargo-and-Company. When does the fiscal year end for Wells Fargo-and-Company?
Wells Fargo-and-Company's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Wells Fargo-and-Company based?
Wells Fargo-and-Company's address is: 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94104 What is Wells Fargo-and-Company's ISIN number?
Wells Fargo-and-Company's international securities identification number is: US9497461015 What is Wells Fargo-and-Company's CUSIP number?
Wells Fargo-and-Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 668231103
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