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Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Competitors

$53.86
+0.49 (+0.92%)
(As of 02/23/2024 08:54 PM ET)

WFC vs. USB, BAC, C, PNC, COF, TFC, JPM, HSBC, AXP, and MS

Should you be buying Wells Fargo & Company stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Wells Fargo & Company include U.S. Bancorp (USB), Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), The PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Capital One Financial (COF), Truist Financial (TFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), HSBC (HSBC), American Express (AXP), and Morgan Stanley (MS). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Wells Fargo & Company vs.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, community ranking, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, media sentiment and valuation.

Wells Fargo & Company received 710 more outperform votes than U.S. Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.57% of users gave Wells Fargo & Company an outperform vote while only 58.06% of users gave U.S. Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
U.S. BancorpOutperform Votes
756
58.06%
Underperform Votes
546
41.94%
Wells Fargo & CompanyOutperform Votes
1466
63.57%
Underperform Votes
840
36.43%

U.S. Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Wells Fargo & Company pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. U.S. Bancorp pays out 59.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Wells Fargo & Company pays out 29.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. U.S. Bancorp has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years and Wells Fargo & Company has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. U.S. Bancorp is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Wells Fargo & Company has a net margin of 16.60% compared to Wells Fargo & Company's net margin of 13.36%. Wells Fargo & Company's return on equity of 14.89% beat U.S. Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
U.S. Bancorp13.36% 14.89% 1.04%
Wells Fargo & Company 16.60%12.40%1.07%

Wells Fargo & Company has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Bancorp. Wells Fargo & Company is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than U.S. Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Bancorp$40.62B1.59$5.43B$3.2812.61
Wells Fargo & Company$115.34B1.67$19.14B$4.8211.17

U.S. Bancorp has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wells Fargo & Company has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $45.35, suggesting a potential upside of 9.64%. Wells Fargo & Company has a consensus price target of $51.43, suggesting a potential downside of 4.51%. Given Wells Fargo & Company's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe U.S. Bancorp is more favorable than Wells Fargo & Company.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
U.S. Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
12 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.40
Wells Fargo & Company
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

In the previous week, U.S. Bancorp had 11 more articles in the media than Wells Fargo & Company. MarketBeat recorded 29 mentions for U.S. Bancorp and 18 mentions for Wells Fargo & Company. U.S. Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 1.19 beat Wells Fargo & Company's score of 0.76 indicating that Wells Fargo & Company is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
U.S. Bancorp
12 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Wells Fargo & Company
14 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

75.4% of U.S. Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of Wells Fargo & Company shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of U.S. Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Wells Fargo & Company shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Wells Fargo & Company beats U.S. Bancorp on 13 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WFC vs. The Competition

MetricWells Fargo & CompanyNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$192.68B$17.15B$8.70B$17.58B
Dividend Yield2.60%3.91%5.88%3.57%
P/E Ratio11.1710.0945.5624.76
Price / Sales1.672.113,501.998.38
Price / Cash7.337.8317.6417.54
Price / Book1.151.092.286.10
Net Income$19.14B$2.27B$804.84M$870.05M
7 Day Performance3.76%-0.38%-0.30%-0.34%
1 Month Performance7.94%-4.08%-0.64%1.85%
1 Year Performance15.53%-8.56%4.66%89.27%

Wells Fargo & Company Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
USB
U.S. Bancorp
4.9522 of 5 stars
$41.49
-0.1%
$45.35
+9.3%
-13.2%$64.60B$40.62B12.6578,192Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
News Coverage
BAC
Bank of America
4.7939 of 5 stars
$34.09
+0.1%
$35.53
+4.2%
-0.8%$269.78B$98.58B11.10217,000Analyst Revision
C
Citigroup
4.8902 of 5 stars
$54.85
-0.7%
$57.03
+4.0%
+11.5%$104.98B$156.82B13.75240,000
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
4.8011 of 5 stars
$148.85
-0.5%
$146.59
-1.5%
-7.8%$59.29B$31.88B11.6461,545
COF
Capital One Financial
4.9133 of 5 stars
$137.23
+0.6%
$122.68
-10.6%
+23.6%$52.26B$49.48B11.4855,943Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
TFC
Truist Financial
4.8041 of 5 stars
$36.10
-0.6%
$39.87
+10.4%
-25.1%$48.15B$33.25B-33.4355,126Analyst Downgrade
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
4.3466 of 5 stars
$179.03
-0.5%
$179.11
+0.0%
+30.6%$515.01B$239.43B11.04293,723Insider Selling
HSBC
HSBC
3.946 of 5 stars
$40.34
+1.2%
$560.00
+1,288.2%
+0.5%$154.17B$74.18B5.85219,199Dividend Increase
AXP
American Express
4.5845 of 5 stars
$212.52
0.0%
$189.00
-11.1%
+23.1%$153.84B$60.52B18.9677,300
MS
Morgan Stanley
4.7564 of 5 stars
$86.50
+1.0%
$94.56
+9.3%
-11.4%$141.97B$96.19B16.7382,000

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This page (NYSE:WFC) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff