Wells Fargo earnings top estimates on $1.05 billion release of loan loss reserves

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Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf listens during the Milken Institute Global Conference successful Beverly Hills, Calif., connected April 30, 2019.

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Wells Fargo reported net and gross that bushed expectations for its first-quarter connected Wednesday.

Here's however the results stacked up to expectations.

Earnings: $1.05 successful net per stock versus 70 cents a stock expected, according to Refinitiv.
Revenue: $18.06 cardinal versus $17.5 cardinal expected.

Wells Fargo results were helped by a nett payment of $1.05 cardinal from reserve releases.

CEO Charlie Scharf, who took implicit successful precocious 2019, is moving a institution that is inactive recovering from the aftermath of its 2016 fake accounts scandal. Analysts volition beryllium keen to perceive astir immoderate advancement the slope is making successful appeasing regulators, particularly regarding a Federal Reserve bid that caps the bank's plus growth.

Of the six biggest U.S. banks, Wells Fargo has the smallest Wall Street trading and concern banking operations, areas that person been connected occurrence successful caller months acknowledgment to a red-hot IPO marketplace and unprecedented Fed support.

Last year, Wells Fargo was the lone slope among the six biggest U.S. lenders to beryllium forced to chopped its dividend aft the yearly Federal Reserve accent test. The steadfast besides posted its archetypal quarterly loss since the fiscal situation and announced it was cutting billions of dollars successful expenses.  

Wells Fargo shares person climbed 33% this year, exceeding the 25% summation of the KBW Bank Index.

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