US Bancorp (USB) Raised to "Overweight" at Piper Jaffray Companies

More notable recent U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: "Good times roll at US Bancorp with tax-reform bonuses, higher pay" on January 05, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: "Cincinnati US Bank employees to get bonuses" published on January 03, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: "Doug Baker, Gail Boudreaux stepping down from corporate boards in Twin Cities" on December 13, 2017. It has outperformed by 6.37% the S&P500.

New England Research & Management Inc increased its stake in Merck (MRK) by 86.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cardinal Capital Management Inc sold 3,380 shares as the company's stock rose 5.49% with the market. The Sensato Investors Llc holds 37,223 shares with $313,000 value, down from 107,523 last quarter. New England Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Merck for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $154.46 billion market cap company.

The stock increased 0.42% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $2.39. About 178,869 shares traded. Century Companies holds 0.5% of its portfolio in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) for 9.20M shares. It has outperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.34 Million. Therefore 75% are positive. After having $0.88 EPS previously, U.S. Bancorp's analysts see -1.14 % EPS growth. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, April 21 to "Neutral". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, September 30 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Friday, August 11. The stock of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) on Monday, October 16 with "Overweight" rating. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 11 by UBS. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $2800 target in Friday, June 23 report. The business's revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that U.S. Bancorp will post 3.42 EPS for the current year. They expect $0.87 earnings per share, up 6.10% or $0.05 from last year's $0.82 per share. The company has a market cap of $91,940.00, a PE ratio of 16.49, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.85. Teton Advisors Inc. owns 190,389 shares or 0.05% of their United States portfolio. It also increased its holding in Mchp (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 12,195 shares in the quarter, for a total of 111,794 shares, and has risen its stake in Tip (TIP).

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $15,927 activity.

Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. Its down 0.11, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 61 investors sold USB shares while 441 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes.


New England Research & Management Inc, which manages about $167.47 million and $136.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 9,168 shares to 7,400 shares, valued at $286,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Reliant Invest Mgmt Llc invested in 70,450 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 5,504 shares.

Pax World Management Llc increased Johnson Controls International Plc stake by 125,000 shares to 212,836 valued at $8.58 million in 2017Q3. Principal Fin accumulated 0.02% or 939,818 shares. Karpas Strategies Limited Liability owns 71,821 shares. Argent Trust Com reported 0.39% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Limited has invested 0.05% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Highlander Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.23% or 5,500 shares in its portfolio. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj reported 25,571 shares or 0.6% of all its holdings. Spectrum Management accumulated 35,223 shares.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il owns 47,854 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.12% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) or 297,391 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 107,023 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.04M shares, and cut its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL). 11 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. Arete Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability accumulated 6,088 shares. Colony Group Ltd Liability Co reported 0.15% in Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL). 923,105 are held by British Columbia Inv Management. Northern Trust Corporation has 8.91M shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. 787,130 were reported by Credit Agricole S A. Tompkins invested in 0.13% or 10,095 shares.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of USB. (NYSE:HON) for 257,292 shares. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc reported 258,118 shares. Moreover, M&R Capital Mgmt has 0.11% invested in Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company (NYSE:KYN). Sather Fincl Grp Incorporated holds 1.62% or 110,288 shares. 72,699 are owned by Magnetar Financial Limited Liability. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). (NYSE:HON) for 79,018 shares.

Analysts await Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) to report earnings on February, 7. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings. HON's profit will be $1.39 billion for 21.26 P/E if the $1.84 EPS becomes a reality. Us Bancorp Del now has $92.77 billion valuation.

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