Investing In U.S. Bancorp. (NYSE: USB): Why Should You?

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Banks – Regional industry segment. The current market capitalization of U.S. Bancorp. is $63.67B. A total of 9.59 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 7.87M shares.

In the most recent transaction, CHOSY JAMES L sold 21,582 shares of USB for 41.47 per share on Feb 16 ’24. After the transaction, the Senior EVP and General Counsel now owns 164,880 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 15 ’24, CECERE ANDREW sold 93,366 shares at 41.35 per share. USB shares that Chairman, President and CEO owns now total 1,081,432.

Among the insiders who sold shares, DOLAN TERRANCE R disposed of 26,583 shares on Jan 30 ’24 at a per-share price of $43.37. This resulted in the Vice Chair holding 144,236 shares of USB after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Welsh Timothy A sold 12,100 shares at $40.33 per share on Jan 18 ’24. Company shares held by the Vice Chair now total 106,958.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. U.S. Bancorp. pays an annual dividend of $1.95, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.78%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.54. USB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/28/2024 when it declared a $0.49 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/15/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 3/27/2024. The USB stock dividend was $0.49 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, USB has a high of $45.85 and a low of $30.47.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $31.25, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $55.39B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for USB is Buy with a score of 3.74.

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