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.

Several price targets were given for USB by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 60, implying a possible profit of 14.44 percent. The lowest price target was 48, implying potential capital losses 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.72 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

USB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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.

USB has traded between a high of 56.61 and a low of 41.13 over the past year. Currently the stock is 27.47 percent higher than its 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.