U.S. Bancorp (USB) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.19

Media coverage about U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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 media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9087798864032 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on USB. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of 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 target price on shares of U.S. Bancorp from $55.50 to $50.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $58.00 target price (up from $53.00) on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Friday, October 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.19.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE USB) traded up $0.07 on Monday, hitting $51.88. 3,297,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,097,794. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.82. U.S. Bancorp has a twelve month low of $48.66 and a twelve month high of $56.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $86,094.39, a PE ratio of 15.40, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.86.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88. U.S. Bancorp had a net margin of 28.23% and a return on equity of 13.82%. The business had revenue of $5.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.60 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.84 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that U.S. Bancorp will post 3.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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