Essex Financial Services Inc. Reduces Holdings in US Bancorp (USB)

Friday, 23 Feb, 2018

The institutional investor held 2,040 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $211,000, down from 23,550 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Truenorth Inc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.91 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.15% or $2.3 during the last trading session, reaching $75.26. Schroder Investment Management Grp Inc accumulated 1.86 million shares.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. Choate Investment Advisors sold 1,471 shares as the company's stock declined 6.89% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 406,229 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.77M, down from 412,170 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Us Bancorp Del (Put) now has $91.24B valuation. The stock traded within a range of $54.17 and $55.59. About 2.86M shares traded.

Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. trimmed its position in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 6.4% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. It has outperformed by 6.37% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Spdr Series Trust (LAG) by 23,835 shares in the quarter, for a total of 126,179 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VOE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.31, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 50 investors sold BA shares while 609 reduced holdings. 165 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alphaone Ltd Liability Corp reported 1,534 shares stake. Perigon Wealth Ltd Llc, California-based fund reported 635 shares. North Star Invest Management Corp reported 650 shares. Truepoint Inc. boosted its stake in U.S. Bancorp by 5,417.9% during the 3rd quarter. The company has market cap of $3.08 billion. Beacon Fin Gru owns 7,999 shares. Argent Trust Company accumulated 5,354 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 181,664 shares. Retail Bank Of The Ozarks has 4,340 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Acropolis Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Com invested 0.09% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). They expect $0.94 EPS, up 14.63% or $0.12 from last year's $0.82 per share. USB's profit will be $1.56 billion for 14.43 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. Therefore 52% are positive. Target Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 9,521,784 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $510,177,000 after acquiring an additional 318,117 shares during the period. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to "Sell" on Wednesday, January 31. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, August 30. On Friday, October 7 the stock rating was initiated by Wedbush with "Neutral".

Analysts await U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) to report earnings on April, 18. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 6 of analysts who cover USB having a buy-equivalent rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of USB in report on Friday, January 22 with "Sector Perform" rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Monday, January 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $235.0 target in Friday, September 1 report. Marathon Mngmt invested 0.09% in PPG Industries, Inc. The correct version of this news story can be read at 81 funds opened positions while 368 raised stakes. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 12,653,535 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $656,975,000 after purchasing an additional 12,431,466 shares during the last quarter.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 72.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 39.2 Percent. Wealthtrust owns 3,033 shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio. Schroder Investment Management Gp invested in 59,700 shares. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by U.S. Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.82% EPS growth. Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Co owns 8,534 shares. Perkins Coie holds 27,973 shares. First Eagle Investment Management LLC increased its stake in U.S. Bancorp by 2.4% during the 3rd quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new position in shares of U.S. Bancorp during the 4th quarter worth $123,000. Peconic Partners Llc owns 320,824 shares or 3.01% of their USA portfolio. Hikari has invested 0.78% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 13,226,329 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $708,794,000 after buying an additional 572,794 shares during the period.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 5.15 million shares versus an average volume of 8.29 million shares during last trading session. Moreover, Baker Ellis Asset Management Limited has 1.32% invested in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). The stock of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, September 8. Therefore 13% are positive. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that U.S. Bancorp will post 4.05 earnings per share for the current year. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. PiperJaffray downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, November 16 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 15 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Wednesday, October 7. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird.