U.S. Bancorp (USB) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?

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As of Wednesday close, U.S. Bancorp’s (NYSE:USB) stock was up $0.2, moving up 0.46 percent to $44.11. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 7,018,540 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.18 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 9,739,385, while in the previous 50 days, it was 10,714,034.

Since last month, USB stock rose 5.00%. Shares of the company fell to $40.45 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $63.57 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $38.39. Since the beginning of this year, USB’s stock price has dropped by -21.47% or -$12.06, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.61% since its 52-week high.

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USB stock investors should be aware that U.S. Bancorp (USB) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 7 days ago on Nov 18. DOLAN TERRANCE R, the Vice Chair & CFO of the company, disposed of 15,000 shares for $43.34 on Nov 18. It resulted in a $650,100 divestment by the insider. Welsh Timothy A sold 19,000 shares at an average price of $43.91 on Nov 08. The insider now owns 92,623 shares following the transaction. On Nov 08, Vice Chair von Gillern Jeffry H. sold 27,183 shares at $43.99 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,195,780.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has a P/E ratio of about 10.52. The stock’s beta is 0.98. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.22, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.61, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.30 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.48 per share was paid out, which is 4.35% more than last year’s $0.46. On Tuesday September 13 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.79, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.79. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 83.40%. Based on annual data, USB earned $12.49 billion in gross profit and brought in $13.49 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 14.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.20%.

In U.S. Bancorp’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $32.23 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected U.S. Bancorp to report $1.17 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.18 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 0.90%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.49 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at U.S. Bancorp’s (USB) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 19.06%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.99% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current U.S. Bancorp price is up by +2.75% percent or $1.18. At present, USB shares trade +4.06% above its 20-day simple moving average and -5.06% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -2.20% below its SMA50 and -25.97% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 68.81% and Stochastic coefficient D was 64.54%, while ATR was 0.87. Given the Stochastic reading of 69.16% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.25%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.13, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.11.

Analyst Ratings

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, USB is a sell, and 16 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate U.S. Bancorp stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $52.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $44.00 – $71.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict U.S. Bancorp (USB) will achieve an average price target of $52.59.


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