reported earnings of 64 cents a diluted share for the third quarter, in line with the
First Call/Thomson Financial
estimate and seven cents better than last year's 57 cents a share.
The company earned $1.07 billion in the third quarter, compared with $962 million in the year-ago period.
Wells Fargo also said it expects to meet its cash earnings per share target of $2.91 for the year. Cash earnings exclude goodwill and nonqualifying core deposit intangible amortization and balances.