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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)?

The company in question is, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) currently with a stock price of 42.72 (-0.30% today). The market cap for U.S. Bancorp is 73167.83, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Midwest Banks industry. The target price for U.S. Bancorp is 45.26. Currently U.S. Bancorp is trading with a P/E of 13.36, and a forward P/E of 12.56. Average volume for U.S. Bancorp is 6143.47 and so far today it is 6280500.

Performance in the last year for U.S. Bancorp has been 7.48%. For EPS growth, U.S. Bancorp has seen a growth of 2.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.87%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.80% over the last five years and could be 4.63% for the next five years. U.S. Bancorp has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 6.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 4.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.72%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.26%.

Since the IPO date for U.S. Bancorp on the 11/5/1987, U.S. Bancorp has seen performance year to date to be 2.08%. With U.S. Bancorp trading at 42.72, the dividend yield is 2.62%, and the EPS is 3.2.

So could U.S. Bancorp, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.36. The PEG is 2.89, P/S is 5.74 and the P/B is at 1.76. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 11.65.

U.S. Bancorp ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.88, and total debt/equity at 0.88.

In terms of margins, U.S. Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 78.60% and a profit margin of 43.90%.Payout ratio for U.S. Bancorp is 31.80%. Return on assets come to 1.30% with return on investment coming to 10.70%.

Insider ownership for U.S. Bancorp, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 74.30%. Outstanding shares are at 1712.73. While shares float is 1699.34. The float short is currently 1.08%, and short ratio is 2.98.

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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