Analyst Ratings for U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, USB received an average rating of Hold.

31 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave USB a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 22 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for USB. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, which equates to a potential upside of 14.44 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 48, which equates to a potential downside of -8.45 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.11 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.65 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.43 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.72 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of USB to grow at a rate of 3.76 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of USB is 4.19.

USB has traded between a high of 56.61 and a low of 41.13 over the past year. Today's price is 27.47 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. USB has a price/earnings ratio of 15.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The USB value stock report compares USB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $88.03 billion. USB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.