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Is U.S. Bancorp(NYSE: USB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987. U.S. Bancorp is in the Regional – Midwest Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for U.S. Bancorp, is 7629.93, and so far today it has a volume of 1859738. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is -0.36%.

To help you determine whether U.S. Bancorp is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.26 and forward P/E is 12.13. PEG perhaps more useful shows that U.S. Bancorp has a value for PEG of 2.87. P/S ratio is 5.8 and the P/B ratio is 1.77. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 11.2 respectively.

At the current price U.S. Bancorp is trading at, 41.95 (-0.05% today), U.S. Bancorp has a dividend yield of 2.43%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.17, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.50% after growing 2.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.10%, and 5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1737, and the number of shares float is 1718.78. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 73.60%. The float short is 0.98%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.22. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.30%, and also a return on investment of 10.70%.

The ability for U.S. Bancorp, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.85 and total debt/equity is 0.85. In terms of margins, U.S. Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 79.10%, and U.S. Bancorp has a profit margin of 44.40%.

The 52 week high is -6.90%, with 14.63% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.86% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.54%.

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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