Wells Fargo shares gain for a second session in a row on Thursday, holding obtains approval to create exchange traded index funds

September 29, 2017 11:13 am

According to a notice by the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed on September 27th, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has obtained initial approval related to the creation of exchange traded index funds. Unless a hearing is ordered, the approval will go into effect.

Wells Fargo shares closed higher for a second consecutive trading session on Thursday. The stock inched up 0.07% ($0.04) to $54.25, with the intraday high and the intraday low being at $54.33 and $53.74 respectively. In the week ended on September 24th the shares of the bank holding company added 5.01% to their market value compared to a week ago, which marked a second consecutive period of gains and also the best performance since the week ended on July 2nd. The stock has extended its advance to 6.23% so far during the current month, following a 5.32% slump in August. The latter has been a second consecutive monthly loss and also the sharpest one since September 2016. For the entire past year, the shares of the NYSE-listed holding company gained 1.38%. The stock has retreated 1.56% so far in 2017.

Valued at $4.8 trillion, the global exchange traded fund industry is still led by companies such as BlackRock Inc and Vanguard Group, while others including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Fidelity Investments have been trying to develop franchises of their own.

According to CNN Money, the 28 analysts, offering 12-month forecasts regarding Wells Fargo’s stock price, have a median target of $60.00, with a high estimate of $67.00 and a low estimate of $35.00. The median estimate is a 10.60% surge compared to the closing price of $54.25 on September 28th.

The same media also reported that 15 out of 32 surveyed investment analysts had rated Wells Fargo’s stock as “Hold”, while 12 – as “Buy”. On the other hand, 3 analysts had recommended selling the stock.

Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels

With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, today’s levels of importance for the Wells Fargo stock are presented as follows:

R1 – $54.30
R2 – $54.36
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $54.41
R4 (Long Breakout) – $54.57
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $54.76
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $54.85

S1 – $54.20
S2 – $54.14
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $54.09
S4 (Short Breakout) – $53.93
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $53.74
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $53.65

By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) are presented as follows:

Central Pivot Point – $53.41
R1 – $55.20
R2 – $56.16
R3 – $57.95
R4 – $59.75

S1 – $52.45
S2 – $50.66
S3 – $49.70
S4 – $48.75

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