Wells Fargo & Co reported first-quarter profit ahead of Wall Street estimates on Wednesday as the bank set aside less money to cover soured loans.
The fourth-largest U.S. lender said profit rose to $4.
74 billion, or $1.05 per share, in the three months ended March, from $653 million, or 1 penny per share, a year earlier.
Analysts on average had expected a profit of 70 cents per share, according to the IBES estimate from Refinitiv.
The slight year-earlier profit was caused by an exceptionally large provision for potential loan.