Wells Fargo shares fall as second-quarter earnings miss Wall Street forecasts

Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) fell in pre-market trading Friday after the major U.S. bank reported second-quarter earnings that fell below Wall Street’s expectations.

The San Francisco-based financial giant’s stock was down 2.7 percent at $54.51 after Wells Fargo reported earnings per share of 98 cents on net income of nearly $5.19 billion.

Financial analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News had forecast earnings per share of $1.12 and net income of $5.5 billion for the quarter that ended June 30.

Wells Fargo, the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, posted revenue of $25.03 billion in the period. Its revenue net of interest income was $21.55 billion, beating some Wall Street forecasts.

Wells Fargo shares have dropped almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased almost 5 percent. The stock has climbed almost 2 percent in the last 12 months.


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