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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, implying a possible profit of 14.44 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 48, which equates to a potential downside of -8.45 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.11 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.65 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.43 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.72 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

USB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of USB is 4.19.

In the trailing 52-weeks, USB hit 56.61 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 41.13. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.47 percent, and 7.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. USB has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.