The stock of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is now priced at $36.69 and the shares are 0.29 points up or 0.8% higher compared to its previous closing price of $36.4. The stock had 5.745 million contracts set over the past session. USB shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 7.595 million shares. However, it has a float of 1500 million and although its performance was 0.22% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the USB stock a yearly average price target of $42.66 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 16.27% with the USB share price recently placing at $35.95 to $36.8967. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $34.6.
The shorts are running away from the U.S. Bancorp stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the USB shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 0.79% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) raised by $0.08 over the week and gained $0.46 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $61.11. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 12/16/19.
Since 05/14/20, the stock has traded to a low of $28.36 at 29.37%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.13. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, U.S. Bancorp’s two-week RSI is 49.68. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that USB shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 46.71% meaning the USB share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the USB stock will likely settle at between $37.07 and $37.46 per share. However, if the stock dips below $36.13, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $35.57.
Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.36. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Maxim Group assigned USB a rating of Outperform in their intiating review released on July 31. Deutsche Bank analysts upgraded their recommendation of the stock from Hold to Buy in a flash note released to investors on July 28. DA Davidson analysts see the stock as Buy when the analysts initiated the share price coverage on June 12.
The average rating for the USB equity is 2.75 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 25 analysts tracking U.S. Bancorp polled by Reuters, 12 rated USB as a hold. The remaining 13 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (9) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 4 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the USB stock price is 12.8X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 11.5 below the group’s average of 14.6. U.S. Bancorp has its P/E ratio at 1.2, which means that the stock is currently trading at a premium relative to the 0.9 industry average.