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Today's Brokerage Rating: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)

Today's Brokerage Rating: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)”

The Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 31,500 shares with $1.74 million value, down from 54,700 last quarter. The company had revenue of $22.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.23 billion. It closed at $5.26 lastly. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Timber Creek Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Wells Fargo & Company by 30.0% in the third quarter. Highland Capital Management Llc acquired 6,500 shares as Wells Fargo Company (WFC)'s stock declined 8.66%. After $0.34 actual earnings per share reported by Aqua America Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.41% EPS growth. The company has a market capitalization of $254.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.64 and a beta of 0.96. The stock ended last trade at $51.29 a share and the price is up more than -6.93% so far this year. About 600 shares traded.

Wells Fargo & (NYSE:WFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 14th. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500.

ELM Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Wells Fargo & by 18.7% in the 1st quarter. Its down 0.19, from 1.44 in 2016Q3. Hikari Tsushin invested in 13.37% or 800,310 shares. 114 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. 56,703 were reported by Voya Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability. Junto Mngmt LP invested in 5.24% or 833,966 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Commerce reported 0.06% in T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS). Davis Selected Advisers now owns 25,966,811 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,438,821,000 after purchasing an additional 472,585 shares in the last quarter. Iberiabank stated it has 102,391 shares. Wexford Capital LP holds 0.36% or 64,491 shares in its portfolio. Denali Advisors Lc holds 0.24% or 59,300 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 166,484 shares. Peninsula Asset Management Inc, a Florida-based fund reported 51,960 shares. Dynamic Cap Mngmt reported 49,489 shares. Strs Ohio invested 0.02% in Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR). The insider SARGENT RONALD bought 9,050 shares worth $499,108. RADY PAUL M had bought 500,000 shares worth $10.56M. The firm has "Sell" rating by Rafferty given on Wednesday, April 12. Therefore 50% are positive. Buckingham Research restated a "neutral" rating and issued a $62.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of Wells Fargo & in a report on Monday, July 10th. FBR Capital has "Outperform" rating and $50 target. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Tuesday, August 8 with "Sell". Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, August 3 report. Seaport Global downgraded the stock to "Accumulate" rating in Friday, December 9 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, February 16. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Monday, October 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. 10,391 are held by Parametric Port Associate. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Artemis Management Llp owns 0.4% invested in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) for 272,735 shares. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by Bemis Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. The stock of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, November 18 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $76.0 target in Monday, August 28 report. The stock of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 20. On Tuesday, September 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy". The stock has "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, April 11. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, July 18 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) on Tuesday, June 6 with "Hold" rating. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $53.11. WTR's profit will be $78.20M for 19.28 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. Selway Asset has 1.09% invested in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.76 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 112 investors sold WFC shares while 836 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Meristem Llp owns 171,396 shares or 3.35% of their USA portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN) was raised too. State Bank stated it has 1.23M shares or 1.01% of all its holdings. Cooke & Bieler Limited Partnership has invested 1.82% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). 15,605 are held by Barrett Asset Limited Liability Corporation. The stock of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) earned "Hold" rating by Sandler O'Neill on Monday, April 11. Hyman Charles D accumulated 202,545 shares or 1.57% of the stock. Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% stake. Guyasuta Invest Advsrs holds 1.41% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) for 198,406 shares. Destination Wealth reported 13,337 shares stake. Soros Fund Limited Liability Corp owns 7,200 shares. Synovus Financial holds 0.32% or 251,424 shares in its portfolio. National Bank holds 2.46% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 65,397 shares. More interesting news about Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) were released by: Latimes.com and their article: "Wells Fargo hit with class-action lawsuit over mortgage lock-in fees" published on August 29, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Wells Fargo: Buy And Hold" with publication date: September 07, 2017. It also upped Alphabet Inc stake by 1,906 shares and now owns 6,282 shares.

Since March 21, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 6 insider sales for $390.37 million activity. On Monday, June 12 the insider Pelos Petros G sold $1.34M. Integrated Wealth Counsel LLC now owns 2,408 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 363 shares during the period. The original version of this story can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/09/15/vetr-inc-downgrades-wells-fargo-company-wfc-to-sell.html. Shares for $2.05M were sold by Mack Mary T on Thursday, June 8. 20,000 shares were sold by Hardison Hope A., worth $1.04M on Tuesday, May 16.



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