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, implying a possible profit of 14.44 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 48, implying a possible loss of -8.45 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.11 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.72 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

USB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. USB has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high by 7.38 percent. 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 market cap of USB is $88.03 billion. USB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.