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Preferred stocks of Wells Fargo & Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WFCNP0.510.00Dividend Equalization Pfd Shs
WFCNO1133.000.00
WFCPRQ26.695.49DR Class A series Q
WFCPRL1250.006.00Wells Fargo & Co., 7.50% Non-Cumul Perp Conv Cl A Preferred Stock, Series L
WFCPRR29.505.63DR Class A series R
WFCPRN25.915.02DR
WFCPRP25.825.07DR Class A Series P
WFCPRO25.794.97DR Class A- Series O
WFCPRJ28.387.03Wells Fargo & Co., 8.00% Dep Shares Non-cumul Perp Cl A Preferred Stock Series J
WFCPRT26.805.61DR Class A series T
WFCPRV26.701.40
WFC/PW26.000.70

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global
Compare:NYSE:JPM, SHSE:601398, SHSE:601939, SHSE:601288, NYSE:BAC » details
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Wells Fargo & Co is a diversified financial services company. It provides retail, corporate and commercial banking services through banking stores and offices, the internet and other distribution channels to individuals, businesses and institutions.

Wells Fargo & Co was founded on March 18, 1852 under the laws of Delaware. It is a diversified financial services company. The Company provides retail, commercial and corporate banking services through banking stores and offices, the internet and other distribution channels to individuals, businesses and institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in other countries. It provides other financial services through subsidiaries engaged in various businesses, principally: wholesale banking, mortgage banking, consumer finance, equipment leasing, agricultural finance, commercial finance, securities brokerage and investment banking, insurance agency and brokerage services, computer and data processing services, trust services, investment advisory services, mortgage-backed securities servicing and venture capital investment. The Company's business segments are Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement. The Community Banking offers a complete line of diversified 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. These products also include investment, insurance and trust services in 39 states and D.C., and mortgage and home equity loans in all 50 states and D.C. through its Regional Banking and Wells Fargo Home Lending business units. The Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally with annual sales generally in excess of $20 million. Products and business segments include Middle Market Commercial Banking, Government and Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Treasury Management, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Insurance, International, Real Estate Capital Markets, Commercial Mortgage Servicing, Corporate Trust, Equipment Finance, Wells Fargo Securities, Principal Investments, Asset Backed Finance, and Asset Management. The Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement provide a full range of financial advisory services to clients using a planning approach to meet each client's financial needs. Wealth Management provides affluent and high net worth clients with a complete range of wealth management solutions, including financial planning, private banking, credit, investment management and fiduciary services. As a bank holding company, the Company is subject to regulation under the BHC Act and to inspection, examination and supervision by its primary regulator, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Guru Investment Theses on Wells Fargo & Co

Wallace Weitz Comments on Wells Fargo - Apr 14, 2016

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) ($49 per share) is one of the country’s largest banks, but it has avoided most of the headaches (and risks) associated with the global “money center” banks. It has a strong, conservative lending culture and it added an enormous quantity of cheap deposits during the financial crisis of 2007-09 by acquiring troubled banks. (It also has Warren Buffett (Trades,Portfolio), as a 10% owner, looking over its shoulder.) Wells has suffered compressed net interest margins (as has Redwood) in this period of artificially low rates, yet its earnings have grown to over $4 per share in fiscal year 2014 and again in 2015. When interest rates rise, Wells Fargo’s margins should widen, earnings should increase and the price investors are willing to pay for those earnings (P/E) may increase.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s First Quarter Value Matters.

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Davis Funds Comments on Wells Fargo - Sep 11, 2015

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), a representative holding in the Portfolio, is one of the largest and in our view one of the best-managed financial services companies in the United States, serving one in three households nationwide.1 Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage, and consumer finance services across North America through its extensive branch network as well as other channels such as loan and wealth management offices, call centers and the Internet. A key competitive advantage is Wells Fargo’s sizeable, low-cost retail deposit base that enables it to generate one of the highest net interest margins in the industry. Wells Fargo has strong capital ratios, is a smart risk manager and is well positioned for continued growth over the years ahead.



From the Davis Financial Fund semi-annual review 2015.



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Bill Frels Comments on Wells Fargo - Oct 20, 2014

Another strong contributor to performance was Wells Fargo (WFC). Having weathered the financial crisis of 2008-2009 better than most, Wells Fargo has emerged as the go-to bank for depositors in search of a safe haven. With its consumer-friendly reputation, as well as a knack for achieving significant loan and deposit growth, Wells Fargo has been able to leverage its positive brand profile to attract new customers.

From Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio)' Mairs & Power Growth Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Chris Davis Comments on Wells Fargo - Sep 08, 2014

Wells Fargo (WFC), another representative holding in the Fund, is one of the largest and we believe best-managed financial services companies in the United States. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage, and consumer finance services across North America through its branch network as well as other channels. A key competitive advantage is its sizeable, low-cost retail deposit base that enables it to generate one of the highest net interest margins in the industry. We believe that risk management is a core company strength and that this business is well positioned for the years ahead.

From Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio)’ Davis Financial Fund Semi-Annual Review 2014.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Wells Fargo & Co - Jul 25, 2014

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) (1.7%) (WFC - $52.56 - NYSE) is a diversified financial services company. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the firm provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs. Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America, and as of December 31, 2013, it had $1.5 trillion in customer assets. Longer term, we expect Wells Fargo to continue to grow market share of domestic deposits due to its strong brand and diversified product base.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Equity Income Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.37
WFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. WFC: 12.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WFC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 13.32 Max: 38.61
Current: 12.37
8.7
38.61
Forward P/E 10.88
WFC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.51 vs. WFC: 10.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.40
WFC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. WFC: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WFC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.71  Med: 13.33 Max: 38.46
Current: 12.4
8.71
38.46
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.36
WFC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.93 vs. WFC: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WFC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 13.36
P/B 1.49
WFC's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WFC: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WFC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.97
Current: 1.49
0.53
2.97
P/S 3.01
WFC's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. WFC: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WFC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.63 Max: 3.62
Current: 3.01
0.6
3.62
POCF 14.84
WFC's POCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. WFC: 14.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WFC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.03  Med: 7.47 Max: 53.83
Current: 14.84
3.03
53.83
EV-to-EBIT 15.49
WFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1568 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. WFC: 15.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WFC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 16.70 Max: 147.8
Current: 15.49
7.1
147.8
EV-to-EBITDA 13.86
WFC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. WFC: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WFC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 13.40 Max: 98.2
Current: 13.86
6.6
98.2
PEG 0.98
WFC's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WFC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WFC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.99 Max: 12.09
Current: 0.98
0.41
12.09
Shiller P/E 16.89
WFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. WFC: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WFC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.58  Med: 16.14 Max: 24.17
Current: 16.89
4.58
24.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.97
WFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 2261 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. WFC: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WFC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.57 Max: 15.45
Current: 2.97
0.59
15.45
Dividend Payout 0.37
WFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WFC: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WFC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.37
0.08
0.84
Dividend Growth (3y) 23.70
WFC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WFC: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WFC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.7  Med: 13.50 Max: 79.2
Current: 23.7
-44.7
79.2
Forward Dividend Yield 3.09
WFC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 2133 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. WFC: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 21.81
WFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2524 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WFC: 21.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WFC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 18.87 Max: 113.46
Current: 21.81
4.33
113.46
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.10
WFC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. WFC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WFC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.2  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1
-31.2
1.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.92
WFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WFC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WFC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 3.92 Max: 9.74
Current: 1.92
1.46
9.74
Price/Projected FCF 1.64
WFC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. WFC: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WFC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.44
Current: 1.64
0.75
3.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
WFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WFC: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WFC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.15
0.38
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.14
WFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. WFC: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WFC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.99 Max: 4.33
Current: 1.14
0.43
4.33
Price/Graham Number 1.03
WFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. WFC: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WFC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.95
Current: 1.03
0.76
2.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.46
WFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. WFC: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 6.00 Max: 14.1
Current: 6.46
0.7
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.92
WFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. WFC: 10.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WFC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.3  Med: 8.30 Max: 27.6
Current: 10.92
-14.3
27.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $86,974
EPS (TTM) $ 4.08
Beta0.99
Short Percentage of Float0.42%
52-Week Range $44.50 - 58.77
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5,077.05

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 90,053 94,213 99,637
EPS ($) 4.23 4.52 4.71
EPS without NRI ($) 4.23 4.52 4.71
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
5.50%
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