U.S. Bancorp (USB): Here Are Some Research Recommendations

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) finished Tuesday with an addition of $0.16 to close at $61.45, an upside of 0.26 percent. An average of 5,538,920 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.19 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 6,451,640 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 5,299,478.

USB stock has increased by 10.07% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $54.58 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/18/21, shares of the company touched a low of $36.57 and a high of $62.47 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -1.63% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

142 days have passed since U.S. Bancorp (USB) last reported insider trading activity. Quinn Katherine B, who is Vice Chair, most recently acquired $25,000 shares at $61.47 per share on May 18. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,536,750. Senior EVP & Chief Credit Off, Runkel Mark G., disposed of 35,374 shares at a price of $60.76 on May 06. The insider now owns more than $2,149,324 worth of shares. Prior to that, Vice Chair & CFO DOLAN TERRANCE R went on to Sale 19,149 shares at $59.11 each on Apr 30. An amount of $1,131,897 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.16, which compares with the 16.80 for the broader industry and 12.73 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, U.S. Bancorp’s PE ratio has ranged between 18.33 and 6.988. The stock’s beta is 1.11. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 6.47, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.94, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 14.38.

U.S. Bancorp pays a $1.84 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.99%. The company has a payout ratio of 36.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.46 a share, representing a up of 8.7 from $0.42 last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.04 reported on Tuesday September 14 2021. Dividends have grown by 44.83% each year over the last three years.

U.S. Bancorp will next go ex-dividend on US. The next dividend payment U.S. Bancorp will make is expected to be $30-Dec.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.77 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.77 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $12.82 billion compared to revenue of $14.84 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, U.S. Bancorp’s return on assets was 1.30%, compared to 1.3% over the last five years. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 15.00% and the 5-year average holds at 13.4%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 11.10 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated U.S. Bancorp’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.14 per share, but it turned out to be $1.28, a 12.30% surprise. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, U.S. Bancorp’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $51.04 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $1.48 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at U.S. Bancorp (USB) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 67.97%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 19.37%.

As of today, USB’s price is $60.69 +1.97% or $1.19 from its 5-day moving average. USB is currently trading +11.04% higher than its 20-day SMA and -0.74% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +9.44% above the SMA50 and +36.98% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 91.78% and 86.82%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.36. With the 14-day stochastic at 96.76% and the average true range at 1.34, the RSI (14) stands at 64.44%. The stock has reached 0.53 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.66.

Analyst Ratings

Odeon downgraded U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) to a a Hold rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Buy.The consensus rating for U.S. Bancorp (USB) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell USB, while 11 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 12 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is USB’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $54.60 and $76.00, with a median target of $64.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for U.S. Bancorp (USB) stock is $64.78.


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