U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in recent session today was buoying at a fall of -1.84% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $36.91 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 1.18 with its price kept floating in the range of $36.08 and $36.65 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 11.35. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that USB hit a high price of $61.11 and saw its price falling to a low level of $28.36 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 0.24% in its value.

With its current market valuation of $54.65 Billion, U.S. Bancorp is set to declare its quarterly results on October 14, 2020. USB Stock’s Forward Dividend of 1.68 and its yield of 0.0455 are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of $0.7 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving down to $2.45 for 2020 with estimates of that growing to $2.88 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of -0.41% for EPS and 0.18% growth next year.

Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $5.58 Billion. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $5.44 Billion which could climb up to $5.76 Billion to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of -5.3% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $22.76 Billion in 2020, which will be -0.5% less from revenue generated by the company last year.

In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with 3 upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review USB stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 50% Sell for it.

According to ratings assigned by 25 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 12 of them are recommending U.S. Bancorp (USB) as a Hold, while 7 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 2 analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is 1, whereas 3 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Hold and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.

Having a second look at U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 8.99 Million, while it dropped to 6.97 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock currently stood at 1.52 Billion.

Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 0.09% while it is 77.75% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of July 14, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 15180000 which implies a short ratio of 1.67. This shows up a 1.01% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In July the standing of shares short declined as it was 16.21 Million in the previous month. Drop of -37.75% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ worries about the stock as it is hinting a further drop.