U.S. Bancorp stock: buy or sell

USB stock price: $45.19 -1.25% At close on Jan 26th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 27th, 2021

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U.S. Bancorp stock brief

  • U.S. Bancorp closed on Tuesday at $45.19 after slicing a -1.25%.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since September 2020, when it bottomed at $33.46. This uptrend marked a 35.06% gain
  • U.S. Bancorp presented its financial report on January 20
  • Citigroup published a strong bullish rating for U.S. Bancorp last Friday, targeting $55.00
  • U. S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various financial services in the United States.

Should I buy U.S. Bancorp stock?

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Is $USB stock a buy?

Currently, U.S. Bancorp stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $USB will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell U.S. Bancorp stock?

Do you know when is it time to sell U.S. Bancorp stock?. Trading strategies let us to avoid impulsive decisions based on our personal feelings or the noise that surrounds the market. Our trading system selects very simple setups to guide us on when is the best time to sell a stock. Be aware that these setups should not be used for selling short U.S. Bancorp stock

A guiding principle is that you should never mantain a trading operation that leads to higher than expected losses by the time of the buy. The timing to sell shares should always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell U.S. Bancorp stock?

Currently, U.S. Bancorp stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold U.S. Bancorp stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Price lost SMA50 level

U.S. Bancorp shares were above the 50-day moving average for 2 months and during this time gained 26.61%. Nonetheless that bullish trend could have come to an end, or be showing signs of weakening, by now that the price fell below the sma50 level on Tuesday. For medium-term investors who benefited from the gains while the price was above the average, this flag should be a wake-up call and a trigger to sell the shares and get their gains

U.S. Bancorp ratings

In the last 30 days, 7 ratings were published for U.S. Bancorp. General sentiment is bullish, with 5 out of 7 publishing optimistic outlooks

U.S. Bancorp analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Jan 4th, 2021
Barclays Buy
Jan 6th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Strong buy
Jan 7th, 2021
Bank of America NeutralSell
Jefferies Financial Group NeutralStrong buy
Jan 13th, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group NeutralStrong buy
Jan 21st, 2021
Credit Suisse Group Neutral
Jan 22nd, 2021
Citigroup NeutralStrong buy

U.S. Bancorp stock analysis

Since in September 2020, U.S. Bancorp has been drawing an uptrend that by now marked a gorgeous 35.06%. The price action shows rising tops and bottoms, and along the way provided very few buy points for those who wanted to enter. Latest low was last October, when price bounced at $36.24. Currently, the price swings in a consolidation between its last top ($50.93) and its last bottom ($36.24)

SMAs overview

USB stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $45.95 (1.68% above)
  • R2: $45.97 (1.73% above)
  • R3: $46.07 (1.95% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $45.05 (-0.31% below)
  • S2: $44.97 (-0.49% below)
  • S3: $44.70 (-1.08% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The price is moving near to the lower Bollinger band, signaling some level of oversold in recent sessions. This is not a bullish indicator, as price can trade in these levels for many days and weeks

    USB stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 on January 13 after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI value on Tuesday was 41.09. Since then, U.S. Bancorp stock sank a 8.98%

    USB stock RSI chart

    U.S. Bancorp stock price history

    U.S. Bancorp started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $0.01 on Mar 1985. Since then, USB stock surged by 451,800.00%, with an average of 12,908.57% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in U.S. Bancorp stock on the IPO, it would be valued $4,519,000.00 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    USB stock price history chart

    Price target for U.S. Bancorp stock

    Nobody can predict how much a stock will be priced in the future. However, many stock price forecasts are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions release their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these estimates follow the release of new fundamental information by the company, and many times. If you are a small trader you shouldn't invest based on these forecasts.

    Averaging all price targets exposed below, the predicted price for U.S. Bancorp stock is $55.17. U.S. Bancorp closed at $45.19 on Tuesday, that is a 18.09% than the forecasted price.

    U.S. Bancorp stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Jan 4th, 2021
    Barclays $53.00$61.00
    Jan 6th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $46.00$55.00
    Jan 7th, 2021
    Bank of America $44.00$52.00
    Jefferies Financial Group $58.00
    Jan 13th, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group Not available
    Jan 21st, 2021
    Credit Suisse Group $49.00$50.00
    Jan 22nd, 2021
    Citigroup $53.00$55.00

    Earnings and financials

    U.S. Bancorp ($USB) reported quarterly earnings of $0.95 per share on January 20, matching the Market consensus estimate of $0.95 per share. Reported sales were $5.7 billion, in line with the market forecasts as well.

    Same quarter last year, reported EPS was $0.90, so recently reported EPS is an improvement of 5.56%. Looking at revenues, figures just moved compared to $51.6B same quarter 12 months ago.

    U.S. Bancorp ($USB) releases quarterly financial report next April. Wall Street analysts forecast of $0.91, that is a 4.21% lower than previous quarter.

    U.S. Bancorp competitors

    U.S. Bancorp is part of the Financial sector and the Banks - Regional industry, which contain industry peers.

    The following are some of U.S. Bancorp main competitors:

    U.S. Bancorp competitors
    CompanyMarket capRatingBullish ratings1
    U.S. Bancorp ($USB) $75.3B Buy 5
    Bank of America ($BAC) $281.4B Buy 7
    Citi ($C) $137.3B Buy 4
    Wells Fargo ($WFC) $132.5B Strong buy 8
    National Bank (NBHC) $1.1B Neutral 0
    Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) $713.3M Neutral 0

    1 In the last 30 days.

    U.S. Bancorp performance

    To better understand U.S. Bancorp performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry.. For U.S. Bancorp, the benchmark is made against Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo, National Bank and Great Southern Bancorp.

    USB performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    U.S. Bancorp ($USB) -2.30% 13.50% 28.20%
    Bank of America ($BAC) 2.20% 27.20% 29.90%
    Citi ($C) 0.00% 42.20% 22.10%
    Wells Fargo ($WFC) 3.60% 37.20% 25.00%
    National Bank (NBHC) 4.80% 9.80% 29.10%
    Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) 5.10% 24.70% 35.50%

    Disclaimer:
    The viewpoints contained in this post are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this report does not have any knowledge of the specific positions of the reader, his or her own finances or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Viewpoints are provided for learning reasons only

    U.S. Bancorp summary

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    Open$46.15
    Close$45.19
    Day range$45.18 - $46.19
    Previous close$45.76
    Session gain-1.25%
    Average true range$1.85
    50d mov avg$45.53
    100d mov avg$41.61
    200d mov avg$38.39
    Earnings dateApril 14th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is U.S. Bancorp stock symbol?

    U.S. Bancorp is a public company trading in the US stock market with the USB symbol

    Is U.S. Bancorp stock a buy or sell?

    U.S. Bancorp received 7 ratings in the last 30 days: 5 bullish, 1 bearish and 1 neutral.

    Will USB go up?

    U.S. Bancorp had different price predictions published by analysts in the last 4 weeks forecasting the target price to $55.17. That is a 22.08% than the current price ($45.19).