U.S. Bancorp stock: buy or sell?

USB stock price: $49.66 -2.09% At close on February 26th, 2020

Updated on:
February 26th, 2020


Shares of U.S. Bancorp eased a tragic -2.09% and closed at $49.66. With Wednesday it's been 4 red days in a row.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import\u002Fexport trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products.

Should I buy U.S. Bancorp stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with U.S. Bancorp stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is U.S. Bancorp stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for USB stock for the last month.

U.S. Bancorp stock analysis

Daily outlook

U.S. Bancorp eased a tragic -2.09% and closed at $49.66.

U.S. Bancorp eased a tragic -2.09% and closed at $49.66. On December, USB hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $60.38 recorded on December. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

USB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of U.S. Bancorp ended this week at $49.66 and plummed a scary -8.96%.

After diving below the previous support, we should expect price will slide down to find new supports. Not so far away is the last all-time high U.S. Bancorp marked by mid December 2019, but since then it dropped a 18.16%. Since late May 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, USB price slipped $-0.56 per share (-1.12%).

USB stock chart (weekly)

U.S. Bancorp stock price history

U.S. Bancorp IPO was on January 9th, 1987 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, USB stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested $1,000 in U.S. Bancorp stock in 1987, it would worth $inf today.

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

U.S. Bancorp stock historical price chart

USB stock reached all-time highs on December with a price of $60.68.

U.S. Bancorp stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for U.S. Bancorp stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, U.S. Bancorp . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
USB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, U.S. Bancorp annual sales inched a nice 3.80% to $22,521.00 million dollars from $21,697.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 2.85% to 31.51%.

To have an updated view of the financial situation of U.S. Bancorp, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual U.S. Bancorp TTM sales up to March 2019 were $22,631.00 and earnings were $7,120.00 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem U.S. Bancorp business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained constant a neutral 0.49%. Regarding profit margin, U.S. Bancorp remained constant -0.05% to 31.51%

USB annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$19,939 M-$5,851 M29.3%-
2015$20,093 M0.77%$5,879 M29.3%0.48%
2016$21,105 M5.04%$5,888 M27.9%0.15%
2017$21,697 M2.81%$6,218 M28.7%5.60%
2018$22,521 M3.80%$7,096 M31.5%14.12%
TTM $22,631 M0.49%$7,120 M31.5%0.34%

Quarterly financial results

U.S. Bancorp reported $5,550.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -4.33% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $1,699.00 million with a profit margin of 30.61%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.38% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 31.99%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, U.S. Bancorp sales marked a slightly good growth and grew a 2.02%.
USB quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q4$5,700 M-$1,682 M29.5%-
2018-Q1$5,440 M-4.56%$1,675 M30.8%-0.42%
2018-Q2$5,611 M3.14%$1,750 M31.2%4.48%
2018-Q3$5,669 M1.03%$1,815 M32.0%3.71%
2018-Q4$5,801 M2.33%$1,856 M32.0%2.26%
2019-Q1$5,550 M-4.33%$1,699 M30.6%-8.46%

U.S. Bancorp ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For U.S. Bancorp, 0.09% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of U.S. Bancorp stock, 78.55% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for USB stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$77.5 B
Total shares1,560.0 M
Float shares1,520.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)78.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

U.S. Bancorp summary

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Day range$49.65 - $51.45
Previous close$50.72
Session gain-2.09%
Average true range$1.02
50d mov avg$56.05
100d mov avg$56.57
200d mov avg$54.48
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02c

U.S. Bancorp performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare U.S. Bancorp performance to :

U.S. Bancorp competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as U.S. Bancorp competitor. This doesn't mean U.S. Bancorp does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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