1. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo ( WFC) is up $0.85 (2.0%) to $42.74 on heavy volume. Thus far, 22.4 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.20-$43.05 after having opened the day at $42.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.89.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $222.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 23.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wells Fargo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wells Fargo Ratings Report now.

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