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U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 73647.3. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for U.S. Bancorp is 43.08 (with a change from open of 0.78%), this in conjunction with a target price of 44.92. Volume today has so far reached 1907079, with an average volume of about 6405.87. The GAP for this stock, is 0.33%.

The P/E ratio is 13.32, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.51. The current EPS for U.S. Bancorp, is 3.2, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 2.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 1.13%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for U.S. Bancorp, EPS is looking like it will grow 4.93% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.63%. Quarter over quarter is 4.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 6.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 74.50%. Shares outstanding is 1728.81, while shares float is at a value of 1702.16. Float short for U.S. Bancorp is 1.01% and the short ratio is 2.67.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.88, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.88. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 78.60%. The profit margin is 43.90%.

U.S. Bancorp has seen returns on assets of 1.30%, and on investment, 10.70%. Return on equity is 13.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.88. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.78, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.75 and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 11.73.

The simple moving averages are 1.01% and 4.64% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.68% and the 52 week low is 17.71%.

U.S. Bancorp has a dividend yield of 2.39%, with a current price of 43.08. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.80%. This is in an industry, Regional – Midwest Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. U.S. Bancorp is based in USA.

Performance in the Regional – Midwest Banks industry means that U.S. Bancorp has seen performance for the past week of -1.87%, with performance for the month coming to -1.43%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.31%, and for the half year the performance is 4.84%. Volatility for this week is 1.62% and for the month this is 1.09%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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