Athena Global Investors Lowers stake in Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) : Athena Global Investors reduced its stake in Wells Fargo & Co by 37.15% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 39,852 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $1,922,460 after selling 23,554 shares in Wells Fargo & Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016.Wells Fargo & Co makes up approximately 2.87% of Athena Global Investors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss reduced its stake in WFC by selling 866,558 shares or 2.24% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 37,842,797 shares of WFC which is valued at $1,825,536,527. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 2.68% of Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss’s portfolio.Northstar Investment Advisors reduced its stake in WFC by selling 1,410 shares or 5.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 24,515 shares of WFC which is valued at $1,193,390. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.27% of Northstar Investment Advisors’s portfolio. Inverness Counsel Ny added WFC to its portfolio by purchasing 5,218 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $254,012. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.02% of Inverness Counsel Ny’s portfolio.Starfire Investment Advisers reduced its stake in WFC by selling 725 shares or 9.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,555 shares of WFC which is valued at $314,443. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.21% of Starfire Investment Advisers’s portfolio.Chase Investment Counsel Corp boosted its stake in WFC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 340 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,815 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $327,120. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.14% of Chase Investment Counsel Corp’s portfolio.

Wells Fargo & Co opened for trading at $48.05 and hit $48.34 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $48.27, with a gain of 0.77% or 0.37 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,17,58,906 shares. Company has a market cap of $243,549 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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