U.S. Bancorp [USB] stock Resumed by Wedbush analyst, price target now $47

U.S. Bancorp [NYSE: USB] gained 0.02% or 0.01 points to close at $43.39 with a heavy trading volume of 9331537 shares. The company report on November 15, 2022 that Partnership With ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Helps Build U.S. Bank Workforce.


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Bernadette Rhoades saw the world as an avionics technician and instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps, travelling to Australia and Japan. After nine years, though, she was ready to return to civilian life – albeit unsure how she’d transition her training and talents into a private-sector role.

Hiring Our Heroes quickly provided Rhoades with a solution. The nonprofit connects the military community – service members, military spouses and veterans – with American businesses for job training and other career opportunities. Rhoades landed an internship with U.S. Bank to prepare to be a mainframe software engineer, allowing her to adapt her military skills to her new role through hands-on training. She also meets twice weekly with an assigned mentor, and weekly with a manager to discuss her growth and development plan.

It opened the trading session at $43.37, the shares rose to $43.835 and dropped to $43.26, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for USB points out that the company has recorded -14.50% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -13.02% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 9.53M shares, USB reached to a volume of 9331537 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about U.S. Bancorp [USB]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for USB shares is $51.66 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on USB stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wedbush have made an estimate for U.S. Bancorp shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on September 28, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on April 11, 2022, representing the official price target for U.S. Bancorp stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $64 to $56, while UBS kept a Neutral rating on USB stock. On February 14, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for USB shares from 66 to 64.

The Average True Range (ATR) for U.S. Bancorp is set at 1.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for USB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.15. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.58, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 28.43. Price to Free Cash Flow for USB in the course of the last twelve months was 5.21.

Trading performance analysis for USB stock

U.S. Bancorp [USB] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.05. With this latest performance, USB shares gained by 7.11% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -14.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -24.66% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for USB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.48, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.25 for U.S. Bancorp [USB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 42.52, while it was recorded at 43.25 for the last single week of trading, and 48.58 for the last 200 days.

U.S. Bancorp [USB]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and U.S. Bancorp [USB] shares currently have an operating margin of +44.84. U.S. Bancorp’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +34.96.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.67, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.41.

U.S. Bancorp [USB]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for USB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for U.S. Bancorp go to 4.87%.

An analysis of insider ownership at U.S. Bancorp [USB]

There are presently around $48,469 million, or 76.20% of USB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of USB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 115,121,643, which is approximately 1.268% of the company’s market cap and around 0.13% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 95,972,720 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.16 billion in USB stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $3.38 billion in USB stock with ownership of nearly -35.071% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in U.S. Bancorp stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 805 institutional holders increased their position in U.S. Bancorp [NYSE:USB] by around 71,583,668 shares. Additionally, 726 investors decreased positions by around 81,931,664 shares, while 256 investors held positions by with 963,539,785 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,117,055,117 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. USB stock had 97 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,392,563 shares, while 112 institutional investors sold positions of 5,658,610 shares during the same period.

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