US Bancorp (USB) a Hold on Vapid Earnings Momentum

USB stock a hold in latest weekly rating.

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US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is ranked as a Hold using Louis Navellier's Portfolio Grader stock evaluator, which incorporates his investing methodology. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking USB has had from Portfolio Grader for the last month.

USB is a member of the 343 company Banks GICS industry group, which is a segment of the 766 company GICS Financials sector. USB's market value is $91.1 billion which places it in the top decile in its industry group The current Portfolio Grader ranking for USB puts it 181 among the 343 companies in this industry group, giving it a lower than average position.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Financials sector number 7 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the third quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Banks industry group is ranked 37 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

US Bancorp has attained above-average scores in 1 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average scores in 7 of the areas evaluated in the ranking of company stocks.

The company's operational scores are below the industry norms for sales growth, operating margin, and earnings growth. Scores for visibility of earnings are worse than the industry norms for earnings revisions, earnings surprises, and earnings momentum. USB's grade for return on equity is better than its industry group average but its ranking for cash flow is below-average. Based on these fundamental scores, US Bancorp places in the third quartile of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to view USB's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This unique scoring methodology evaluates the relative value of USB's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Using this risk/reward calculation, the company currently scores as average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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