UBS analyst Brennan Hawken and team explain why they initiated Wells Fargo (WFC) with a Sell rating today:
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We see risks to Wells Fargo’s revenue growth and credit performance, which coupled with a valuation on the high end of peers and consensus estimates that have not come down much, putsWells Fargo shares at risk of underperformance in our view. While we recognize thatWells Fargo has a strong management team and excellent franchise, we believe these strengths are well understood and therefore likely to be largely priced in.
Wells Fargo’s ability to maintain flat fee revenues seems unlikely: Given the limited upside from rates, we see fee revenues as the greatest component of uncertainty in Wells Fargo’s revenue forecasts. With mortgage revenues unlikely to be a source of revenue strength for some time, growth in WIM revenues is increasingly important. However, beta headwinds and weak retail risk appetites are likely to weigh on WIM revenues this year. Even beyond near-term headwinds, we believe Wells Fargo’s greater exposure to mass affluent clients means they are more exposed to downside from the pending DOL fiduciary proposal.
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