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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
WFC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. WFC: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WFC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.06
0.06
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.11
WFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. WFC: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WFC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11
0.07
0.11
Interest Coverage 7.80
WFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. WFC: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WFC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.96 Max: 8.46
Current: 7.8
0.33
8.46
F-Score: 3
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
5.02%
5.53%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 38.59
WFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.83 vs. WFC: 38.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WFC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.77  Med: 31.30 Max: 40.21
Current: 38.59
7.77
40.21
Net-margin (%) 25.93
WFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1664 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.36 vs. WFC: 25.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WFC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.34  Med: 21.20 Max: 27.34
Current: 25.93
6.34
27.34
ROE (%) 10.96
WFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. WFC: 10.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WFC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.23  Med: 11.74 Max: 19.6
Current: 10.96
3.23
19.6
ROA (%) 1.27
WFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WFC: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WFC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.35 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.27
0.28
1.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
WFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WFC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 7.80 Max: 22.9
Current: 0.9
-6.1
22.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
WFC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. WFC: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.9  Med: 8.60 Max: 49.5
Current: 6.6
-31.9
49.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
WFC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. WFC: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.3  Med: 13.20 Max: 59.2
Current: 7
-32.3
59.2
» WFC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-07-15)


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

WFC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Stanley Druckenmiller 1,679,400 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 60,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 421,236 sh (+719.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 745,955 sh (+511.44%)
T Boone Pickens 11,000 sh (+50.68%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,826,229 sh (+12.71%)
Third Avenue Management 30,237 sh (+8.23%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,510,242 sh (+4.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,890 sh (+1.68%)
Scott Black 197,957 sh (+1.42%)
RS Investment Management 1,080,164 sh (+1.38%)
John Buckingham 114,805 sh (+0.99%)
Ken Fisher 18,703,566 sh (+0.90%)
David Dreman 49,125 sh (+0.87%)
Mairs and Power 2,807,444 sh (+0.14%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 43,045,796 sh (+0.01%)
Warren Buffett 470,292,359 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,800 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 234,445 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 4,460 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 2,770,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,290,000 sh (unchged)
Charlie Munger 1,591,800 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 69,300 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz Sold Out
Tom Russo 14,675,054 sh (-0.04%)
Tweedy Browne 5,058,689 sh (-0.87%)
Lou Simpson 6,068,500 sh (-1.18%)
Dodge & Cox 70,896,684 sh (-1.44%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 11,569,600 sh (-2.12%)
Charles Brandes 2,551,087 sh (-2.37%)
Mario Gabelli 4,125,553 sh (-2.89%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,304,575 sh (-3.11%)
Richard Pzena 2,222,313 sh (-3.47%)
Chris Davis 36,069,415 sh (-3.92%)
Yacktman Fund 1,900,000 sh (-5.00%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 643,993 sh (-5.17%)
Donald Yacktman 2,458,660 sh (-6.37%)
NWQ Managers 1,982,833 sh (-11.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,080,725 sh (-21.02%)
Pioneer Investments 5,648,894 sh (-24.04%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-25.00%)
Wallace Weitz 1,234,400 sh (-33.07%)
Diamond Hill Capital 268,552 sh (-80.67%)
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Q3 2015

WFC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 9,581 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 338,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,947 sh (+67.40%)
Third Avenue Management 44,137 sh (+45.97%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,370,988 sh (+29.83%)
David Dreman 52,727 sh (+7.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,158,052 sh (+4.46%)
Lou Simpson 6,302,428 sh (+3.85%)
Dodge & Cox 71,544,477 sh (+0.91%)
John Buckingham 115,793 sh (+0.86%)
Ken Fisher 18,808,540 sh (+0.56%)
Ruane Cunniff 234,700 sh (+0.11%)
Pioneer Investments 5,652,496 sh (+0.06%)
Jeff Auxier 4,460 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,290,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,800 sh (unchged)
Charlie Munger 1,591,800 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 69,300 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 470,292,359 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 2,770,000 sh (unchged)
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 5,024,899 sh (-0.67%)
Tom Russo 14,575,503 sh (-0.68%)
Mairs and Power 2,783,519 sh (-0.85%)
RS Investment Management 1,068,944 sh (-1.04%)
Charles Brandes 2,522,981 sh (-1.10%)
Wallace Weitz 1,204,763 sh (-2.40%)
Yacktman Fund 1,850,000 sh (-2.63%)
Scott Black 192,667 sh (-2.67%)
Donald Yacktman 2,345,736 sh (-4.59%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 40,429,716 sh (-6.08%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,016,189 sh (-6.70%)
NWQ Managers 1,844,588 sh (-6.97%)
Richard Pzena 2,047,963 sh (-7.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 386,837 sh (-8.17%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 586,419 sh (-8.94%)
Mario Gabelli 3,666,852 sh (-11.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 625,658 sh (-16.13%)
Chris Davis 29,997,125 sh (-16.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 895,495 sh (-17.14%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 9,407,300 sh (-18.69%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,188,900 sh (-29.21%)
Ken Heebner 25,000 sh (-58.33%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,689 sh (-98.25%)
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Q4 2015

WFC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 44,556 sh (New)
George Soros 84,861 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 4,210 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,881,306 sh (+40021.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,388,755 sh (+55.08%)
Jerome Dodson 250,000 sh (+25.00%)
Lou Simpson 6,451,411 sh (+2.36%)
Warren Buffett 479,704,270 sh (+2.00%)
Pioneer Investments 5,743,529 sh (+1.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,351,272 sh (+1.27%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 390,784 sh (+1.02%)
Tom Russo 14,721,564 sh (+1.00%)
Ken Fisher 18,991,418 sh (+0.97%)
Charlie Munger 1,591,800 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,290,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,800 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 2,770,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 69,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 4,460 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Mairs and Power 2,765,150 sh (-0.66%)
John Buckingham 114,774 sh (-0.88%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 40,045,730 sh (-0.95%)
NWQ Managers 1,817,759 sh (-1.45%)
Wallace Weitz 1,186,467 sh (-1.52%)
Charles Brandes 2,484,049 sh (-1.54%)
Mario Gabelli 3,603,387 sh (-1.73%)
Dodge & Cox 69,913,390 sh (-2.28%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,915,628 sh (-2.50%)
Third Avenue Management 41,637 sh (-5.66%)
Tweedy Browne 4,665,575 sh (-7.15%)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (-8.11%)
Donald Yacktman 2,118,631 sh (-9.68%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 521,854 sh (-11.01%)
Chris Davis 25,785,084 sh (-14.04%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,972,701 sh (-16.80%)
Richard Pzena 1,675,568 sh (-18.18%)
RS Investment Management 759,028 sh (-28.99%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-33.33%)
Ruane Cunniff 144,700 sh (-38.35%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,325,000 sh (-43.40%)
Scott Black 45,326 sh (-76.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,991 sh (-98.88%)
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Q1 2016

WFC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 43,523 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,850 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,411,162 sh (+3067.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 127,951 sh (+1730.22%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,054,050 sh (+115.49%)
Murray Stahl 6,971 sh (+65.58%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,501,167 sh (+20.52%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,060,977 sh (+4.47%)
Mairs and Power 2,839,536 sh (+2.69%)
Scott Black 46,262 sh (+2.07%)
Wallace Weitz 1,207,587 sh (+1.78%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 397,159 sh (+1.63%)
Ken Fisher 19,102,039 sh (+0.58%)
Donald Yacktman 2,124,932 sh (+0.30%)
Third Avenue Management 41,637 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Charlie Munger 1,591,800 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,800 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 250,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 69,300 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 2,770,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 479,704,270 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 114,200 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 4,460 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 101,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
RS Investment Management 757,809 sh (-0.16%)
Tom Russo 14,692,910 sh (-0.19%)
Charles Brandes 2,467,937 sh (-0.65%)
Tweedy Browne 4,630,560 sh (-0.75%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,255,300 sh (-1.31%)
Mario Gabelli 3,537,728 sh (-1.82%)
Bill Nygren 5,170,000 sh (-2.27%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,810,128 sh (-2.69%)
Dodge & Cox 67,922,588 sh (-2.85%)
NWQ Managers 1,764,084 sh (-2.95%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,346,615 sh (-3.03%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 505,414 sh (-3.15%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 38,709,355 sh (-3.34%)
Lou Simpson 6,202,092 sh (-3.86%)
John Buckingham 110,058 sh (-4.11%)
Richard Pzena 1,592,870 sh (-4.94%)
Chris Davis 23,933,513 sh (-7.18%)
Pioneer Investments 5,054,736 sh (-11.99%)
Ruane Cunniff 92,300 sh (-36.21%)
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Preferred stocks of Wells Fargo & Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WFCNP0.510.00Dividend Equalization Pfd Shs
WFCNO1133.000.00
WFCPRQ26.485.54DR Class A series Q
WFCPRL1229.376.11Wells Fargo & Co., 7.50% Non-Cumul Perp Conv Cl A Preferred Stock, Series L
WFCPRR29.365.67DR Class A series R
WFCPRN25.625.08DR
WFCPRP25.595.13DR Class A Series P
WFCPRO25.445.03DR Class A- Series O
WFCPRJ27.867.17Wells Fargo & Co., 8.00% Dep Shares Non-cumul Perp Cl A Preferred Stock Series J
WFCPRT26.505.65DR Class A series T
WFCPRV26.422.84
WFCPRW25.642.09

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global
Compare:NYSE:JPM, SHSE:601398, SHSE:601939, SHSE:601288, NYSE:BAC » details
Traded in other countries:WFC.Argentina, WFCO34.Brazil, WFC.Chile, NWT.Germany, WFC.Mexico, WFC.Switzerland, 0R2F.UK,
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
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.43
WFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. WFC: 12.43 )
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: 12.43
8.7
38.61
Forward P/E 11.25
WFC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. WFC: 11.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.46
WFC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. WFC: 12.46 )
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: 12.46
8.71
38.46
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.43
WFC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.46 vs. WFC: 13.43 )
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: 13.43
P/B 1.48
WFC's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WFC: 1.48 )
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: 1.48
0.53
2.97
P/S 3.04
WFC's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1647 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. WFC: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WFC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.64 Max: 3.62
Current: 3.04
0.6
3.62
POCF 14.95
WFC's POCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. WFC: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WFC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.03  Med: 7.48 Max: 53.83
Current: 14.95
3.03
53.83
EV-to-EBIT 15.48
WFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. WFC: 15.48 )
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: 15.48
7.1
147.8
EV-to-EBITDA 13.88
WFC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 1514 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. WFC: 13.88 )
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: 13.88
6.6
98.2
PEG 1.02
WFC's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WFC: 1.02 )
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: 1.02
0.41
12.09
Shiller P/E 16.99
WFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. WFC: 16.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WFC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.58  Med: 16.15 Max: 24.17
Current: 16.99
4.58
24.17

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.95
WFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 2222 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. WFC: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WFC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.58 Max: 15.45
Current: 2.95
0.59
15.45
Dividend Payout 0.37
WFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 1292 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 745 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 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 2.99
WFC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. WFC: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 21.66
WFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2484 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. WFC: 21.66 )
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: 18.95 Max: 113.46
Current: 21.66
4.33
113.46
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.10
WFC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 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
82% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 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 1.65
WFC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. WFC: 1.65 )
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: 1.65
0.75
3.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
WFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 1568 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 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: 1.82
Current: 1.15
0.38
1.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.14
WFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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
67% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 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) (%) 6.40
WFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. WFC: 6.40 )
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: 6.4
0.7
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.92
WFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 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: 8.45 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 $) 90,052 94,133 99,306
EPS ($) 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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