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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for USB. The highest price target was 60, which equates to a potential upside of 14.44 percent. The lowest price target was 48, implying potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.11 percent. That number becomes -1.65 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. USB has a PEG ratio of 4.19.

USB has a 52-week high of 56.61 and a 52-week low of 41.13. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.47 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.