Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 5,650 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $314,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WFC. Worth Venture Partners LLC bought a new position in Wells Fargo & during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,030,000. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in Wells Fargo & by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 18,016 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $993,000 after buying an additional 671 shares in the last quarter. Biegel & Waller LLC bought a new position in Wells Fargo & during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $279,000. Shepherd Financial Partners LLC bought a new position in Wells Fargo & during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,655,000. Finally, Round Hill Asset Management bought a new position in Wells Fargo & during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,845,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.85% of the company’s stock.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE WFC) opened at 52.54 on Tuesday. Wells Fargo & Company has a one year low of $43.55 and a one year high of $59.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $260.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.94 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a 50-day moving average of $54.49 and a 200-day moving average of $55.11.

Wells Fargo & (NYSE:WFC) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 14th. The financial services provider reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $22.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.23 billion. Wells Fargo & had a net margin of 23.25% and a return on equity of 12.65%. Wells Fargo &’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.01 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Wells Fargo & Company will post $4.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.97%. This is an increase from Wells Fargo &’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. Wells Fargo &’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.42%.

Wells Fargo & announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, June 28th that permits the company to repurchase $11.50 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to repurchase up to 4.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Wells Fargo & in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Wells Fargo & from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Buckingham Research reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $62.00 target price (up from $60.00) on shares of Wells Fargo & in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Vetr cut Wells Fargo & from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $57.21 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Wells Fargo & in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.87.

In other Wells Fargo & news, insider Mary T. Mack sold 38,988 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.58, for a total value of $2,049,989.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael J. Loughlin sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.16, for a total transaction of $1,043,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 7 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $365.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 131,278 shares of company stock valued at $6,940,120. 0.22% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Wells Fargo & Company Profile

Wells Fargo & Company is a bank holding company. The Company is a diversified financial services company. It has three operating segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management. The Company offers its services under three categories: personal, small business and commercial.

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