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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 42.1 (0.54% today). The market cap for U.S. Bancorp is 72745.56, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Midwest Banks industry. The target price for U.S. Bancorp is 44.82. Currently U.S. Bancorp is trading with a P/E of 13.23, and a forward P/E of 12.11. Average volume for U.S. Bancorp is 7477.67 and so far today it is 1943803.

Performance in the last year for U.S. Bancorp has been -6.55%. For EPS growth, U.S. Bancorp has seen a growth of 2.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.80% over the last five years and could be 4.62% for the next five years. U.S. Bancorp has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -0.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.20%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.88%.

Since the IPO date for U.S. Bancorp on the 11/5/1987, U.S. Bancorp has seen performance year to date to be -0.58%. With U.S. Bancorp trading at 42.1, the dividend yield is 2.44%, and the EPS is 3.17.

So could U.S. Bancorp, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.23. The PEG is 2.87, P/S is 5.79 and the P/B is at 1.76. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 11.18.

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 0.85, and total debt/equity at 0.85.

In terms of margins, U.S. Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 79.10% and a profit margin of 44.40%.Payout ratio for U.S. Bancorp is 32.10%. Return on assets come to 1.30% with return on investment coming to 10.70%.

Insider ownership for U.S. Bancorp, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 73.60%. Outstanding shares are at 1737. While shares float is 1718.78. The float short is currently 0.98%, and short ratio is 2.26.

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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