Wells Fargo stock: buy or sell

WFC stock price: $43.24 1.65% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021

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Wells Fargo stock brief

  • Wells Fargo stock rose 1.65% to close at $43.24 on the stock market on Wednesday.
  • Morgan Stanley and Raymond James published bullish ratings for Wells Fargo on Wednesday, with an average forecast of $49.50
  • Wells Fargo made public its financial report on April 14
  • On April 14 broke out above its latest top at $41.54
  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets and proudly serves one in three U.

Should I buy Wells Fargo stock?

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Is $WFC stock a buy?

In the current situation of Wells Fargo there is just one buy setup eligible:

Uptrend buy setup

Wells Fargo stock continues to trend higher since in October 2020 and has marked an amazing 109.90% gain. Price marked a pull back in this uptrend at $37.78 in late March, and since then it bounced off a 14.45%. Price just broke out above the entry point at $41.54, but it can be traded. If price climbs above $43.62, it would be better to wait to another pullback. If you decide to enter this trade, the suggested stop loss is at $37.39

Buy setupBuy pointStop lossRisk
Uptrend buy setup$41.54$37.3910.00%

Should I sell Wells Fargo stock?

When you are a novel trader and you own a stock with some profit, it's really hard to decide the best moment to sell and get your profits. In the same way as when we have to buy shares, choosing when is appropiate time to sell is not a whimsy decision, and we must follow our own trading style. When selling, as well as buying, detailed setups are very simple to use and are only valid for selling shares you already own, not for shorting $WFC stock

A golden rule is that you must never keep an open trade that generates greater losses than those expected at the time of purchase. The moment to sell shares must always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Wells Fargo stock?

In the current situation of Wells Fargo there is not any eligible sell setup, so Wells Fargo stock holders with operations in profit can keep their positions

Wells Fargo ratings

In the last 30 days, 14 analyst ratings were published for Wells Fargo. General sentiment is bullish, with 9 out of 14 publishing positive outlooks

Wells Fargo analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Apr 1st, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft BuyStrong buy
Apr 7th, 2021
Barclays
Apr 9th, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group Strong buy
Apr 14th, 2021
UBS Group Strong buy
Apr 15th, 2021
Argus Neutral
Barclays
BMO Capital Markets Neutral
Evercore ISI Buy
Morgan Stanley Buy
Raymond James Buy
Robert W. Baird Buy
Royal Bank of Canada Neutral
Apr 21st, 2021
Morgan Stanley Buy
Raymond James Buy

Wells Fargo stock analysis

Since in October 2020, Wells Fargo has been printing an uptrend that so far marked an amazing 109.90%. The chart shows higher peaks and higher lows, and along the way gave some buy points for those who wanted to enter. Latest pullback was in late March, when price bounced at $37.78. On April 14, Wells Fargo broke out above its last top ($41.54) offering a good buying opportunity

SMAs overview

WFC stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $43.30 (0.14% above)
  • R2: $43.69 (1.04% above)
  • R3: $43.75 (1.18% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $43.13 (-0.25% below)
  • S2: $43.00 (-0.56% below)
  • S3: $42.45 (-1.83% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band last Monday, the price has been corrected downwards by 2.61%. The price is moving very close to the upper Bollinger band, poiting some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a bearish indicator, as price can move in these levels for many days and weeks

    WFC stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 on Tuesday after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI value on Wednesday was 64.84

    WFC stock RSI chart

    Wells Fargo stock price history

    Wells Fargo started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $0.00 on Jun 1972. Since then, WFC stock surged by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. An investment of $1,000USD on Jun 1972 would have a value of $inf today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    WFC stock price history chart

    Price target for Wells Fargo stock

    Nobody can predict how much a stock will be priced in the future. Banks and financial organisations issue their analysis forecasting how a stock will performance in the future.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions post their price estimates based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these estimates follow the publication of new fundamental information by the company, and many times. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for small investors and should not be followed blindly.

    The average price target for Wells Fargo stock calculated from the table below is $45.71. Wells Fargo closed at $43.24 on Wednesday, that is a 5.40% than the target price.

    Wells Fargo stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Apr 1st, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $35.00$45.00
    Apr 7th, 2021
    Barclays $36.00$42.00
    Apr 9th, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group $37.00$45.00
    Apr 14th, 2021
    UBS Group $40.00
    Apr 15th, 2021
    Argus $37.00$47.00
    Barclays $42.00$46.00
    BMO Capital Markets $40.00$43.00
    Evercore ISI $38.00$48.00
    Morgan Stanley $47.00$49.00
    Raymond James $42.00$50.00
    Robert W. Baird $41.00$46.00
    Royal Bank of Canada $34.00$40.00
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $47.00$49.00
    Raymond James $42.00$50.00

    Earnings and financials

    On April 14, Wells Fargo & Company ($WFC) reported EPS for that highly beat Market expectations. Quarterly EPS was $1.05 per share instead of $0.70. This Q1 report means an earnings surprise of 50.00%. On the contrary, reported sales were $18.1 billion, aligned with the market forecasts.

    Same quarter last year, reported EPS was $0.01, so current EPS is an improvement of 10,400.00%. Revenue exploded a 39.37% on an annualized basis in the , from $137.1B to $191.1B last quarter.

    Wells Fargo ($WFC) is posting Q2 earnings report next July. Wall Street analysts predict of $0.89, that is a 15.24% lower than previous quarter.

    Wells Fargo performance

    WFC performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    Wells Fargo ($WFC) 12.30% 34.20% 91.80%

    Important:
    The viewpoints given in this post are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this document does not know the individual circumstances of the reader, his or her finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Comments are expressed for educative reasons only

    Wells Fargo summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Open$42.24
    Close$43.24
    Day range$41.77 - $43.36
    Previous close$42.54
    Session gain1.65%
    Average true range$1.38
    50d mov avg$38.62
    100d mov avg$34.55
    200d mov avg$29.29
    Earnings dateJuly 13th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Wells Fargo stock symbol?

    Wells Fargo & Company is a public company trading in the US stock market with the WFC symbol

    Is Wells Fargo stock a buy or sell?

    Wells Fargo received 14 ratings in the last 30 days: 9 bullish, 0 bearish and 3 neutral.

    Will WFC go up?

    Wells Fargo had different price predictions published by analysts in the last 4 weeks forecasting the target price to $45.71. That is a 5.71% than the current price ($43.24).

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