The shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by Citigroup in its latest research note that was published on November 2nd, 2018. Citigroup 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. Oppenheimer advised investors in its research note published on October 18th, 2018, to Outperform the USB stock. The stock had earned Outperform rating from Macquarie when it published its report on October 10th, 2018. The stock was given Buy rating by Citigroup in its report released on May 11th, 2018. Edward Jones was of a view that USB is Hold in its latest report on April 3rd, 2018. JP Morgan thinks that USB is worth Underweight rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on January 31st, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 13 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 5 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $58.13. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 7.94% 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 40.42.
The shares of the company dipped by -0.49% during the trading session on Thursday, reaching a low of $51.18 while ending the day at $52.34. During the trading session, a total of 13.47 million shares were traded which represents a -81.35% decline from the average session volume which is 7.43M shares. USB had ended its last session trading at 52.60. U.S. Bancorp currently has a market cap of $85.26B, while its P/E ratio stands at 15.11, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 5.46, with a beta of 0.91. 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 $48.49 while its 52-week high price is $58.50.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.06 earnings per share which is above the $1.04 predicted by most analysts. The U.S. Bancorp generated $5,669.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $5,690.40 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $1.02 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 3.77%. U.S. Bancorp has the potential to record 3.47 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at The Benchmark Company published a research note on November 16th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $10. Oppenheimer also rated VIPS as Upgrade on October 18th, 2018, with its price target of $4 suggesting that VIPS could surge by 31.46% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $5.54/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -5.23% to reach $7.66/share. It started the day trading at $5.375 and traded between $5.15 and $5.25 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that VIPS’s 50-day SMA is 5.44 while its 200-day SMA stands at 10.53. The stock has a high of $19.14 for the year while the low is $4.30. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 10.94, while the P/B ratio is 1.47. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 7.84M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.15 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -6.08%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -20.69% over the past 90 days while it lost -56.93% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Schroder Investment Management sold more VIPS shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.01% during the last quarter. This move now sees Schroder Investment Management selling -2,850 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 19,222,905 shares of VIPS, with a total valuation of $93,423,318. HSBC Global Asset Management meanwhile bought more VIPS shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $92,941,668 worth of shares. Wells Capital Management Inc followed the path by increasing its VIPS portfolio by +2.45% in the quarter. This means that Wells Capital Management Inc bought 354,780 shares in the last quarter and now controls 14,841,679 shares of the VIPS stock, with the valuation hitting $72,130,560.
Similarly, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its Vipshop Holdings Limited shares by +6.95% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 871,981 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 13,423,708 shares of Vipshop Holdings Limited which are valued at $65,239,221. In the same vein, FIL Investment Management increased its Vipshop Holdings Limited shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 811,399 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 10,535,482 shares and is now valued at $51,202,443. Following these latest developments, around 4.29% of Vipshop Holdings Limited stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.