The shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by Robert W. Baird in its latest research note that was published on January 28th, 2019. Robert W. Baird wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of U.S. Bancorp, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Jefferies advised investors in its research note published on January 8th, 2019, to Hold the USB stock. The stock had earned Overweight rating from Barclays when it published its report on January 2nd, 2019. That day the Barclays set price target on the stock to $64. The stock was given Neutral rating by Citigroup in its report released on November 2nd, 2018. Oppenheimer was of a view that USB is Outperform in its latest report on October 18th, 2018. Macquarie thinks that USB is worth Outperform rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on October 10th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 15 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 3 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $55.09. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 19.87% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 60.30.
The shares of the company added by 0.25% during the trading session on Thursday, reaching a low of $51.49 while ending the day at $51.71. During the trading session, a total of 3.56 million shares were traded which represents a 51.96% incline from the average session volume which is 7.42M shares. USB had ended its last session trading at 51.58. U.S. Bancorp currently has a market cap of $83.41B, while its P/E ratio stands at 12.48, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 5.16, with a beta of 1.10. U.S. Bancorp debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.92, while its quick ratio hovers at . USB 52-week low price stands at $43.14 while its 52-week high price is $55.56.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.07 earnings per share which is above the $1.06 predicted by most analysts. The U.S. Bancorp generated $5,829.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $5,734.52 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $1.06 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 0.93%. U.S. Bancorp has the potential to record 4.14 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Credit Suisse published a research note on December 7th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) is now rated as Neutral. Their price target on the stock stands at $29. Jefferies also rated NLSN as Downgrade on January 8th, 2019, with its price target of $24 suggesting that NLSN could surge by 3.19% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $27.07/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.92% to reach $28.22/share. It started the day trading at $27.35 and traded between $27.02 and $27.32 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that NLSN’s 50-day SMA is 25.77 while its 200-day SMA stands at 26.77. At the moment, only of Nielsen Holdings plc shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.49M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.50 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 4.55%. Looking further, the stock has raised 4.88% over the past 90 days while it gained 3.56% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more NLSN shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.75% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 1,371,000 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 37,956,364 shares of NLSN, with a total valuation of $994,456,737. T Rowe Price Associates Inc meanwhile bought more NLSN shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $820,427,900 worth of shares. Fidelity Management Research Co followed the path by increasing its NLSN portfolio by +5.30% in the quarter. This means that Fidelity Management Research Co bought 1,080,418 shares in the last quarter and now controls 21,462,380 shares of the NLSN stock, with the valuation hitting $562,314,356.
Similarly, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its Nielsen Holdings plc shares by +1.30% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 207,436 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 16,107,369 shares of Nielsen Holdings plc which are valued at $422,013,068. In the same vein, The WindAcre Partnership LLC increased its Nielsen Holdings plc shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 7,968,300 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 15,066,400 shares and is now valued at $394,739,680. Following these latest developments, around 0.50% of Nielsen Holdings plc stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.