Prospera Financial Services Inc buys $948,720 stake in Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) : Prospera Financial Services Inc scooped up 4,668 additional shares in Wells Fargo & Co during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 19,765 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $948,720.Wells Fargo & Co makes up approximately 0.19% of Prospera Financial Services Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bright Rock Capital Management boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 23,000 additional shares and now holds a total of 178,185 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $8,609,899. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 2.72% of Bright Rock Capital Management’s portfolio.Bollard Group boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 33 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,411 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $213,140. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.01% of Bollard Group’s portfolio.Denali Advisors boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 126,800 additional shares and now holds a total of 408,300 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $19,712,724. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 3.30% of Denali Advisors’s portfolio.Spirit Of America Management Corpny reduced its stake in WFC by selling 3,630 shares or 22.43% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 12,556 shares of WFC which is valued at $600,051. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.09% of Spirit Of America Management Corpny’s portfolio.

Wells Fargo & Co closed down -0.16 points or -0.33% at $47.97 with 1,31,11,673 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $47.95, the shares hit an intraday low of $47.95 and an intraday high of $48.17 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Wells Fargo & Co reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 15, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.01. The company had revenue of $22162.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $22091.72 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 26, 2016, Wells Fargo & Co announced a cash dividend of $0.3800. The company’s management has announced Aug 3, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 5, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 1, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wells Fargo & Co. Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 18, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 54 from a previous price target of $57 .Berenberg Initiated Wells Fargo & Co on Jul 13, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $45.Wells Fargo & Co was Downgraded by Raymond James to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 7, 2016.

Wells Fargo & Company is a financial services and bank holding company. The Company’s segments are Community Banking Wholesale Banking and Wealth and Brokerage and Retirement. The Company’s Community Banking segment offers a range of financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts credit and debit cards and auto student and small business lending. The Community Banking segment’s products include investment insurance and trust services and mortgage and home equity loans. The Community Banking segment’s products and business segments include middle market commercial banking government and institutional banking corporate banking and commercial real estate among others. The Company’s Wholesale Banking segment provides a range of financial solutions to businesses across the United States and around the world. The Wealth and Brokerage and Retirement segment provides a range of financial advisory services.

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