WFC-PR - Wells Fargo & Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
26.81
+0.17 (+0.64%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous close26.64
Open26.73
Bid26.80 x 800
Ask27.95 x 900
Day's range26.65 - 26.84
52-week range20.01 - 29.56
Volume51,248
Avg. volume127,778
Market cap197.619B
Beta (5Y monthly)1.19
PE ratio (TTM)9.28
EPS (TTM)2.89
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield1.66 (6.18%)
Ex-dividend date28 May 2020
1y target estN/A
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  • Bloomberg

    Wells Fargo CEO Says Crisis Makes Staying Under Asset Cap Harder

    (Bloomberg) -- It “hasn’t been easy” for Wells Fargo & Co. to operate under an asset cap as the bank faces a flurry of deposits and credit-line draws tied to the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Executive Officer Charlie Scharf said.The San Francisco-based lender has had to take substantial actions to get below the cap, including moving some deposits outside the company, Scharf said at an AllianceBernstein Holding LP virtual conference Friday.The asset cap is “unfortunate, especially in an environment like this, but it’s a fact of life, and we’re more focused than ever on doing the work that’s necessary to get it behind us,” Scharf said. “It’s very, very clear what has to get done.”The Federal Reserve in 2018 limited Wells Fargo’s growth until it addressed lapses following a series of scandals. Scharf has declined to forecast when the asset cap would be lifted, but has cautioned that the bank still has a lot of work to do. Scharf said Friday that the cap is just one of 12 public consent orders Wells Fargo has to satisfy, with all of them being “extremely important.”Here are other takeaways from Scharf’s remarks:The timing and pace of the recovery, as well as Wells Fargo’s ability to improve its results, will determine the appropriate dividend level for the bank, Scharf said. Its capital base is strong, but earnings were weak in the first quarter and will remain so this quarter, he said.The buildup in Wells Fargo’s reserves will likely be “quite significant” in the second quarter as expectations are worse today than they were at the end of March, Scharf said, cautioning that many unknowns remain.Expenses are “way too high,” Scharf said, adding that Wells Fargo will probably have more than $500 million in unanticipated costs in the second quarter related to the pandemic.Scharf said he hopes to create a road map for the company by the end of the year. The early days of the Covid-19 crisis made his business reviews difficult, he said, but Wells Fargo remains “as committed as ever to getting the work done.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Business Wire

    Wells Fargo Closed-End Funds Declare Monthly and Quarterly Distributions

    The Wells Fargo Income Opportunities Fund (NYSE American: EAD), the Wells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund (NYSE American: ERC), the Wells Fargo Utilities and High Income Fund (NYSE American: ERH), and the Wells Fargo Global Dividend Opportunity Fund (NYSE: EOD) have each announced a distribution.

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  • INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Wells Fargo & Company and Encourages Investors with Losses of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
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  • Business Wire

    EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Securities Claims Against Wells Fargo & Company

    Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) resulting from allegations that Wells Fargo may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

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    (Bloomberg) -- Last decade, housing crashed the U.S. economy. But in the 2020 pandemic, it could be one of the bright spots.New home sales unexpectedly climbed 0.6% in April to a 623,000 annualized pace, government data showed Tuesday. That was 30% higher than the median forecast in a Bloomberg Survey of economists of 480,000. The news sent the shares of homebuilders surging, with an index that tracks the industry hitting the highest level since March 9.That’s not to say that housing is booming, it’s just performing better than some very low expectations. Mortgage rates near historic lows may be putting a floor under the housing market and construction -- in most of the country -- has been deemed essential so builders have been able to power through.Job losses, meanwhile, are primarily hitting renters who are more likely to be working in lower-paying service and hospitality jobs that were damaged most by social-distancing rules.“If the reopenings continue, housing may provide an upside surprise to the economy this year,” Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo.Homebuilder ETF Soars to Pre-Crisis Level on Sales SurpriseUnlike the existing home market, which has seen a big drop in inventory as sellers pull back, builders are accommodating buyers, Vitner said. They’re showing floor plans virtually and even offering drive-thru closings.The stocks of homebuilders have rebounded in recent weeks, beating the gain in the S&P 500 since the start of May.The builders have a long way to go before they’re back at pre-pandemic levels. While sales were up slightly on a seasonally-adjusted basis, they were down 6.2% from a year earlier. And the median sale price fell 8.6% from a year earlier to $309,900.Still, three of four U.S. regions showed stronger home sales in April than a month earlier, reflecting 2.4% gains in the South and Midwest, the Commerce Department’s report showed. Purchases climbed 8.7% in the Northeast and dropped 6.3% in the West.The government’s data measure signed contracts to buy homes. The slight gain in April came after sales dropped the most since 2013 in March, when much of the U.S. economy shut down to stem the spread of coronavirus.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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    (Bloomberg) -- Don’t let anyone tell you regulators haven’t punished Wells Fargo & Co. -- or at least its shareholders.The scandal-ridden bank has lost $220 billion in stock-market value since the Federal Reserve imposed an unprecedented cap on the firm’s assets in early 2018, crimping its ability to add customers and loans. The constraints are biting harder this year as corporate clients draw down credit lines, which pushes up assets and leaves Wells Fargo even less room to seize opportunities.Shares of the bank touched a 10-year low this week as analysts raised alarms that shrinking profits make its current dividend less sustainable. While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on bank stocks across the U.S., Wells Fargo’s drop is the steepest among its main peers this year. And since the Fed imposed its cap, the bank’s market capitalization has fallen much more, valuing the firm at $96 billion by Friday’s close of trading.A series of scandals that began erupting in 2016 prompted the Fed to limit Wells Fargo’s growth until lapses are addressed. The bank’s leaders initially said they believed they could meet the requirements of the order by the end of 2018. After regulators later expressed frustration with the pace of reform, the firm installed a new chief executive officer, Charlie Scharf, in October. He’s declined to give guidance on timing, but has cautioned that there’s still much work to do.The bank was granted a small reprieve in April when the Fed announced it would “temporarily and narrowly” modify the restriction to let Wells Fargo expand lending to small businesses under U.S. programs intended to blunt the impact of the pandemic.But the firm is still broadly constrained. As the economic slump spurs a “flight to safety,” many banks have soaked up a flood of deposits that they’ve used to increase assets. Wells Fargo hasn’t seen the same benefit.A growing chorus of analysts and investors are predicting Wells Fargo will have to reduce its dividend this year. The firm has offered the highest dividend yield of the largest U.S. banks in the last 12 months.“Wells Fargo was unable to earn enough in the first quarter to cover the company’s dividend payment in the quarter, and this has raised fears that WFC may need to cut the dividend to a more sustainable level in the future,” KBW analyst Brian Kleinhanzl wrote in a note to clients Wednesday.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Business Wire

    CORRECTING and REPLACING Wells Fargo & Company Declares Cash Dividends on Preferred Stock

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  • Business Wire

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