Wells Fargo hit by legal costs, revenue misses Street view

Posted October 14, 2017

Wells Fargo's third-quarter profits took a beating this quarter, falling 18 percent, after the bank had to set aside about $1 billion for legal expenses related to its mortgage practices before the financial crisis.

Wells Fargo & Co's earnings per share for the third quarter of 2017 also didn't do WFC stock any favors today. Moreover, Trustmark Commercial Bank Tru Department has 0.65% invested in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC).

While considering EPS estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 1.04 whereas during current year it has 4.14 estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 4.39 during next year. Meanwhile, WFC's net interest margin was 2.87%, down 3 basis points sequentially from the second quarter.

Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan commented, saying that over the past year Wells Fargo has made fundamental changes to transform as part of the bank's efforts to rebuild trust and build a better bank. Alexandria Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of Wells Fargo & by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Co now has $275.28 billion valuation. Wells Fargo has been keeping a greater share of the mortgages it makes, boosting loan growth. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) shares have been recently spotted -7.91% away from the 52-week high, and 24.76% away from the 52-week low mark.

Wells Fargo's operating efficiency ratio was 65.5 percent. The 50 day moving average was up $2.77 or +5.23% and the 200 day average moved up $2.09.

However, it did mention that charge over pre-financial crisis mortgages, which was the result of a lawsuit past year, in which the lender admitted deceiving the United States government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages, and agreed to pay a settlement of $1.2bn. Mortgage banking fees tumbled for the fifth straight quarter to $1.05 billion as demand from homeowners for refinancing continued to wane amid rising interest rates. The state of OH decided this week to extend a ban on working with the bank, and lawmakers are questioning whether Wells Fargo has paid a big enough price for its misdeeds. The firm has a market cap of $276.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.71 and a beta of 0.97. (NYSE:CAT), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 14 Hold.

In addition to Jefferies & Co reporting its target price, a total of 29 firms have issued a report on the stock.

30 year loan interest rates at Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are on the books at 4.000% and an April of 4.050%. Highland Private Wealth Management boosted its stake in shares of Wells Fargo & by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter.

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