U.S. Bancorp (USB) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows
Media stories about U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7347865216052 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Zelle Users Doubled in Q3, U.S. Bank Says (bankinnovation.net)
- Wavering Stocks: US Bancorp, (NYSE: USB), Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), Hi-Crush Partners LP, (NYSE … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Stocks Trend Prediction: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS), US Bancorp (USB) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- U.S. Bancorp (USB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $5.61 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Wells Fargo runs into more trouble (finance.yahoo.com)
USB has been the subject of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Friday, October 6th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on U.S. Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $56.00 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. U.S. Bancorp presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.20.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88. The business had revenue of $5.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.60 billion. U.S. Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 25.46%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.84 EPS. equities analysts forecast 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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