U.S. Bancorp (USB): Analysis on the Earning Per Share

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U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 3.20% or $1.18 shares. The trading starts at $36.71 and closed at $36.87 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $36.56 and day high was $38.17 on Thursday, June 25. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 6.01 million while its average volume is 9.96M. In other hand, the USB market cap reached to $56.87B. While, its current target price is $38.05 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -1.35% and up 1.14% for month. Its quarterly performance was 5.17% above, while its half year performance is down -36.23%. USB yearly performance stood at negative -26.80% and fall -35.82% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for U.S. Bancorp is 2.70.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. USB EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 3.87. EPS for this year is 0.40%, while for the next year its value is 3.12. Sales growth for the current quarter is 5.65 while its EPS Q/Q reached -28.70%. It has an EPS of 6.20% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 1.74%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on USB for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 7 of 26 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 3 as Sell, 2 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 13 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $33.00-$64.00. Average target price for USB was reached at $42.50.

The insider ownership moved to 0.10% and institutional holding shifted to 76.10%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 3.87. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 23 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.37, while 1.09 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for USB published in the report was -0.75-0.84 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.09 which is higher than 0.72 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for USB fall -20.91% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 6.47% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -1.53%. The moving average value for U.S. Bancorp (USB) is 44.12 and 36.25 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in USB stock. On Dec 06, Kotwal Shailesh M, Vice Chair, sold 42,896 trading shares at the cost of $60.24, which valued at 2.58 million. On Nov 22, CHOSY JAMES L, EVP and General Counsel, sold 12,356 shares at the cost of $59.93, with total shares of 89,930. On Nov 20, GODRIDGE LESLIE V, Vice Chair, sold 26,084 shares at the cost of 59.06. After this transaction, GODRIDGE LESLIE V total shares reached to 39,330 which valued at 1.54 million.