JP Morgan raised the price target for the Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) stock from “an Underweight” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on February 18, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on January 25, 2021 by Credit Suisse that upgraded the stock from a Neutral to an Outperform with a price target of $40 for WFC stock. The research report from Seaport Global Securities has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy, with a price target set at $42. The stock was upgraded by UBS, who disclosed in a research note on January 12, 2021, from Neutral to Buy. In their research brief published January 07, 2021, Jefferies analysts upgraded the Wells Fargo & Company stock from Hold to Buy with a price target of $38.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.64 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.6, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.04, which implies that the company surprised the market by 6.70%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.61. This is an average of 22 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.8 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.43. According to 15 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $17.33B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $17.72B and a low estimate of $16.71B.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) dipped -0.31% to close Wednesday’s market session at $38.12, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $38.11 and $39.02 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 23194960 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 35.80 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.32% within the last five trades and 2.64% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 61.18% in the last 6 months and 29.00% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. WFC stock is trading at a margin of -1.03%, 7.93% and 35.32% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WFC deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -8.23 percent below its 52-week high and 83.62 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 40.4. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Wells Fargo & Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 53.80 percent and the profit margin is 3.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $162.29 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is 95.54. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 11.76. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 3.40 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.96, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
How Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Stock Is Sustainable?
To Conclude, the score of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has been traditionally used by investors to measure the actions of corporations and to make their future financial predictions. According to the ESG rating scale, there are five hazard levels in the scale: marginal, weak, moderate, high, and extreme. The next generation ESG score is a scale from 0 to 100 where 100 represents the most extreme situation. The score was designed to assist investors at safety and investment level in identifying and recognizing financially relevant ESG threats. A current assessment of the Wells Fargo & Company’s sustainability factors indicates that it scores at 62 or 62nd percentile overall, with an Environment Score of 1.3 or 1.3 percentile, a Social Score of 14.7 or 14.7 percentile, and a Governance Score of 15.3 or 15.3 percentile.