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Best stocks of the day: U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

It looks like U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) had an excellent day at the stock market, with its price going up by 3.58%, to 39.9. This is a change of 3.13% from open which creates a gap of 0.44%. The total volume of shares traded was 6555800 which puts the relative volume at 0.77 for the day. This is great news for the sector.

The stock went public on 11/05/1987 and has an average volume of 8548.87. The weekly volatility is at 2.30% while the monthly volatility rests at 2.44%.

In terms of performance, the stock has had a mixed year so far with the performance for the year at -8.98%. The performance this quarter is at -8.57% while the weekly performance is at 2.65%.

The sales growth quarter on quarter is at 1.70% while the total number of outstanding shares are at 1737.31.

When it comes to earning per share the company is at 2.60% for the year with a projected 5.29% earning per share for the next year. The EPS growth for the last 5 years is at 12.80% while the predicted EPS growth for the next 5 years is at 5.29%. This leaves us with a quarter on quarter earnings per share growth of 1.30%.

The dividend yield for the company is hovering around 2.56% while the pay out ratio is currently at 31.80%. Profit margins are at 45.20% while the operating margin stands at 79.60%. The year to date performance is at -6.49% with a 52 week high of -12.70% and a 52 week low of 7.63%.

U.S. Bancorp has a market capital of 69318.67 at the moment and a profit to earnings ratio of 12.59. They are one of the leading companies in the Regional – Midwest Banks in USA. Institutional ownership in the company is 73.40% while the short ratio is 2.2. The stock is currently offering a return on equity of 14.00% while the return on assets is at 1.30% and the return on investment is at 10.70%. The sales growth over the last 5 years is at 0.40% while earning per share for the last 12 months is at 3.17.

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