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Citi Research upgraded Wells Fargo shares to a buy rating through neutral on Friday, saying the bank includes a “clear path to improving returns” which has a reasonable valuation.
“We see them returning to positive revenue growth in mid-2019, which can serve as a catalyst to the stock as can help drive home the story that will the issues are moving to rear view mirror,” Citi’s Keith Horowitz said in a note.
Citi believes This specific can be a Great time for investors to buy in to Wells Fargo.
“We think [Wells Fargo] should fare well on the credit side; particularly as the lack of balance sheet growth will be a positive attribute when ‘late cycle’ concerns weigh on some other names,” Horowitz said.
Shares of Wells Fargo closed slightly higher at $53.61 a share. Citi includes a $60 cost target on Wells Fargo stock.