U.S. Bancorp (USB): What Analysts Say?

The stock of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) increased by increased by $0.56 on Friday to finish at $62.74, up 0.90 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 4,695,120 shares of common stock traded. 27 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $16.15. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 5,442,400, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 5,426,902.

USB stock appreciated 5.82% since last month. On 09/23/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $58.49. The stock touched a high of $63.00 on 10/11/21, after rallying from a low of $36.57 in 52 weeks. The price of USB stock has risen by 34.66% or $16.15 this year, reaching a new high 27 times. Still, the stock price is down -0.41% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 160 days since U.S. Bancorp (USB) last reported insider trading activity on May 18. On May 18, Vice Chair Quinn Katherine B sold 25,000 shares at $61.47 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,536,750. On May 06, Runkel Mark G. sold 35,374 shares at a price of US$60.76. After the transaction, the insider now owns 36,572 shares. Vice Chair & CFO DOLAN TERRANCE R had earlier sold 19,149 shares on Apr 30 for $59.11 a share. The transaction was completed for $1,131,897.

Valuation Metrics

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.60. This level actually compares favorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Banks – Regional industry stands at about 13.46. Further, its PE also compares favorably with the Financial sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 13.15 right now. The PE ratio of U.S. Bancorp has varied between 18.33 and 6.988 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 1.13. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 6.77, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.98.

U.S. Bancorp’s dividend is $1.84 per share per year. With a dividend yield of 2.93%, USB has a payout ratio of 44.30%. On Oct. 15, the company paid $0.46 per share in dividends, an increase of 9.52% from $0.42 last year. A $0.04 dividend increase was reported on Tuesday September 14 2021, making it the 1 consecutive year the dividend has increased. Over the last three years, dividends have increased by 44.83%.

The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 0.77, and the total debt to equity ratio is 0.77. U.S. Bancorp’s operating margin stood at 78.50% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $12.82 billion and revenue of $14.84 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. USB’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 1.00%. There was a 9.10% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 12.20%. ROE has averaged 11.10 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to U.S. Bancorp’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. It was predicted that U.S. Bancorp’s quarterly earnings would be $1.28, but it ended up being $1.14, beating the consensus by 12.30%. At the end of U.S. Bancorp’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its total debt was $51.04 billion.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at U.S. Bancorp’s (USB) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 66.45%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 18.50% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 88.64% and 77.58% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 1.31. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 94.09%, the RSI (14) reading is 63.95%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 1.07, and the 14-day reading is at 0.95.

Analyst Ratings

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) was downgraded by Raymond James to a an Underperform rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a a Mkt perform. Analysts have assigned U.S. Bancorp (USB) an Overweight rating. USB is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 11 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 12 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $55.00 and $76.00, with a median target price of $65.50. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for U.S. Bancorp (USB) is $66.10.


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