Becker Capital Management Inc buys $48,407,327 stake in Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) : Becker Capital Management Inc scooped up 999,734 additional shares in Wells Fargo & Co during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,017,602 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $48,407,327.Wells Fargo & Co makes up approximately 1.90% of Becker Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ipswich Investment Management reduced its stake in WFC by selling 9,847 shares or 23.42% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 32,201 shares of WFC which is valued at $1,531,802. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.75% of Ipswich Investment Management’s portfolio.Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk reduced its stake in WFC by selling 21,959 shares or 0.63% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,484,958 shares of WFC which is valued at $165,779,452. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.60% of Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk’s portfolio.Hengehold Capital Management boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 359 additional shares and now holds a total of 36,242 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $1,761,724. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.56% of Hengehold Capital Management’s portfolio.Abner Herrman Brock boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 10,001 additional shares and now holds a total of 234,898 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $11,338,526. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 2.62% of Abner Herrman Brock’s portfolio.Curian Capital reduced its stake in WFC by selling 17,159 shares or 55.29% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,878 shares of WFC which is valued at $663,230. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.05% of Curian Capital’s portfolio.

Wells Fargo & Co opened for trading at $48.78 and hit $49.05 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $48.91, with a gain of 0.47% or 0.23 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,48,71,601 shares. Company has a market cap of $246,778 M.

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.

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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