The shares of Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) has been pegged with a rating of Market Perform by Wells Fargo in its latest research note that was published on April 20th, 2018. The research company has also assigned a $9.50 price target. Wells Fargo wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Cousins Properties Incorporated, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. BofA/Merrill advised investors in its research note published on December 4th, 2017, to Buy the CUZ stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from Stifel when it published its report on August 1st, 2017. That day the Stifel set price target on the stock to $10.50. The stock was given Outperform rating by Robert W. Baird in its report released on May 16th, 2017, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $10. Stifel was of a view that CUZ is Hold in its latest report on October 18th, 2016 while giving it a price target of $8. Stifel thinks that CUZ is worth Sell rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on September 29th, 2016 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $9.50.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 1 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 $10.35. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 29.22% 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 53.96.
The shares of the company added by 0.31% during the trading session on Thursday, reaching a low of $9.62 while ending the day at $9.73. During the trading session, a total of 6.92 million shares were traded which represents a -21% decline from the average session volume which is 5.72M shares. CUZ had ended its last session trading at 9.70. Cousins Properties Incorporated currently has a market cap of $4.09B, while its P/E ratio stands at 52.31, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 8.61, with a beta of 0.96. Cousins Properties Incorporated debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.39, while its quick ratio hovers at . CUZ 52-week low price stands at $7.53 while its 52-week high price is $10.10.
The Cousins Properties Incorporated generated $119.36 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $118.86 million predicted by analysts. Cousins Properties Incorporated has the potential to record 0.19 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Robert W. Baird published a research note on January 28th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is now rated as Neutral. BofA/Merrill also rated USB as Upgrade on December 4th, 2017, with its price target of $8 suggesting that USB could surge by 9.72% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $49.30/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.63% to reach $54.95/share. It started the day trading at $49.98 and traded between $49.30 and $49.61 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that USB’s 50-day SMA is 50.57 while its 200-day SMA stands at 51.42. The stock has a high of $55.56 for the year while the low is $43.14. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 11.97, while the P/B ratio is 1.78. At the moment, only of U.S. Bancorp shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 6.46M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.07 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -0.36%. Looking further, the stock has raised 4.86% over the past 90 days while it lost -8.04% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought more USB shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.51% during the last quarter. This move now sees Berkshire Hathaway Inc purchasing 4,385,739 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 129,308,831 shares of USB, with a total valuation of $6,231,392,566. The Vanguard Group Inc meanwhile sold more USB shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $5,400,952,126 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its USB portfolio by +4.78% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 3,120,618 shares in the last quarter and now controls 68,398,940 shares of the USB stock, with the valuation hitting $3,296,144,919.
Similarly, Massachusetts Financial Services decreased its U.S. Bancorp shares by -1.26% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -512,559 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 40,047,703 shares of U.S. Bancorp which are valued at $1,929,898,808. In the same vein, T Rowe Price Associates Inc decreased its U.S. Bancorp shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -11,661,189 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 25,944,364 shares and is now valued at $1,250,258,901. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of U.S. Bancorp stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.