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U.S. Bancorp (USB) Review – Making Smarter Decisions

1,950 institutions hold shares in U.S. Bancorp (USB), with 1.23M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.08% while institutional investors hold 76.43% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 1.51B, and float is at 1.50B with Short Float at 1.06%. Institutions hold 76.37% of the Float.


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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Berkshire Hathaway, Inc with over 131.14 million shares valued at $6.11 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.73% of the USB Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 107.25 million shares valued at $5.0 billion to account for 7.14% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 93.5 million shares representing 6.22% and valued at over $4.36 billion, while State Street Corporation holds 3.88% of the shares totaling 58.28 million with a market value of $2.72 billion.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is 19.83% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $28.36 and a high of $57.02 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The USB stock was last observed hovering at around $55.31 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.52% off its average median price target of $56.75 for the next 12 months. It is also 17.9% off the consensus price target high of $68.00 offered by 26 analysts, but current levels are -13.94% lower than the price target low of $49.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $55.83, the stock is 2.90% and 11.16% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 6.1 million and changing 0.94% at the moment leaves the stock 31.16% off its SMA200. USB registered 74.85% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 55.73%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $52.97 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $45.36.

The stock witnessed a 9.13% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 20.98%, and is 1.71% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.77% over the week and 2.42% over the month.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has around 68108 employees, a market worth around $83.11B and $14.84B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 18.24 and Fwd P/E is 13.27. Profit margin for the company is 31.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 96.86% and -2.09% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (9.10%).

U.S. Bancorp (USB) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for U.S. Bancorp (USB) is a “Overweight”. 26 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.30, where 13 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 12 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

U.S. Bancorp is expected to release its quarterly report on 07/15/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.94 with sales reaching $5.55B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -26.40% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -2.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -3.40% in year-over-year returns.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) Insider Activity

A total of 67 insider transactions have happened at U.S. Bancorp (USB) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 44 and purchases happening 23 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Kotwal Shailesh M, the company’s Vice Chair. SEC filings show that Kotwal Shailesh M sold 38,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 15 at a price of $53.41 per share for a total of $2.03 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 51263.0 shares.

U.S. Bancorp disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 05 that Kelligrew James B (Vice Chair) sold a total of 20,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 05 and was made at $50.55 per share for $1.01 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 65329.0 shares of the USB stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Jan 22, Stark Lisa R (EVP and Controller) disposed off 153 shares at an average price of $45.94 for $7029.0. The insider now directly holds 14,358 shares of U.S. Bancorp (USB).

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U.S. Bancorp (USB): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Bank of America Corporation (BAC) that is trading 99.75% up over the past 12 months and Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (GSBC) that is 53.60% higher over the same period. Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is 49.15% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 7.34% from the last report on Feb 11, 2021 to stand at a total of 14.78 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.06.

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