U.S. Bancorp (USB) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.26

Press coverage about U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0941690442671 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of U.S. Bancorp (USB) opened at $51.83 on Wednesday. U.S. Bancorp has a 1 year low of $47.59 and a 1 year high of $56.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $85,760.00, a P/E ratio of 15.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.86.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88. U.S. Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 25.46%. The company had revenue of $5.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.60 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.84 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that U.S. Bancorp will post 3.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.32%. This is a boost from U.S. Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. U.S. Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.71%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on USB. Zacks Investment Research upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. J P Morgan Chase & Co dropped their price objective on U.S. Bancorp from $55.50 to $50.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $53.00) on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Friday, October 6th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.82.

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U.S. Bancorp Company Profile

U.S. Bancorp is a multi-state financial services holding company. The Company provides a full range of financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, capital markets, and trust and investment management services. It also engages in credit card services, merchant and automated teller machine (ATM) processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and leasing.

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