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Traders weigh buying Wells Fargo amid concerns about sales practices

The "Fast Money" traders debated whether the decline in Wells Fargo makes it an attractive investment.

The stock fell 3 percent on Tuesday. The shares have been pressured ever since the bank was fined $185 million for opening more than 2 million fee-generating accounts without authorization to do so.

Trader Brian Kelly said that Wells Fargo isn't a buy at this point.

"You want to be aggressive? You can short it because this is not over," Kelly said. "They're going to have congressional hearings. People are going to get hauled onto TV. It reminds me very much in that sense of what's been happening with biotech where you all of the sudden everybody piles on biotech because prices went up and we didn't like it. Same thing is happening with Wells Fargo."

Trader Guy Adami said that one question investors might raise is whether or not this behavior exists at other banks. He said that if investors are looking to get into a bank stock, U.S. Bancorp is one he likes and thinks is "beyond reproach."


Disclosures:

PETE NAJARIAN

Long stock: AAPL, BAC, BMY, DIS, DISCA, GE, KMI, KMI.A, KO, LUX, PEP, PFE, VIAB, long calls: AAL, AMD, ABT, AKS, BAC, CIT, CNX, COP, CRM, CSCO, CYH, DISH, DVN, EGO, ETP, FSLR, FXI, GLD, GS, HALO, JBLU, KGC, KMI, KO, LLY, LULU, M, MS, MT, NEM, SBUX, SLV, SWKS, SYMC, TGT, TWTR, TTS, UA, VRX, XLE and puts: CLV, MBLY, MRO, TSLA, EEM.

BRIAN KELLY

Brian Kelly is long Bitcoin, CME, DXJ, GDX, KBE, SLV, TLT, VXX, XLF, XOP, US Dollar UUP. He is short the euro and Japanese yen.

DAN NATHAN

Dan Nathan is long TWTR, IWM long Sept put, long PYPL call calendar, XOP Sept put spread, BAC long Sept put, long FEZ Nov put spread, long EEM Nov put spread, long FB Sept put spread, AAPL long Nov 105/95 put spread, long XLK Jan put spread.

GUY ADAMI

Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC. Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.