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How to buy U-SBancorp stock | $35.3

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U.S. Bancorp is a banks—regional business based in the US. U-SBancorp shares (USB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. U-SBancorp employs 70,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$19.4 billion.

How to buy shares in U-SBancorp

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for U-SBancorp Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: USB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until U-SBancorp reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$35.3, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of U-SBancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of U-SBancorp. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

U-SBancorp share price

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U-SBancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$35.3
52-week rangeUSD$28.59 - USD$61.11
50-day moving average USD$36.8266
200-day moving average USD$35.8861
Wall St. target priceUSD$42.85
PE ratio 10.8491
Dividend yield USD$1.68 (4.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.196

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Is it a good time to buy U-SBancorp stock?

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U-SBancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.3 from 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-24) 1.64%
1 month (2020-09-01) -3.79%
3 months (2020-07-01) -1.89%
6 months (2020-04-01) 10.55%
1 year (2019-10-01) -34.36%
2 years (2018-10-01) -33.18%
3 years (2017-09-29) -34.13%
5 years (2015-10-01) -14.17%

Is U-SBancorp under- or over-valued?

Valuing U-SBancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of U-SBancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

U-SBancorp's P/E ratio

U-SBancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, U-SBancorp shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

U-SBancorp's PEG ratio

U-SBancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 19.518. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into U-SBancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

U-SBancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$19.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.95%
Gross profit TTM USD$21.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.03%
Return on equity TTM 9.97%
Profit margin 27.09%
Book value $30.449
Market capitalisation USD$52.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting U-SBancorp shares

There are currently 11.8 million U-SBancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as U-SBancorp's "short interest". This figure is 20.9% down from 15.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting U-SBancorp shares can be evaluated.

U-SBancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

U-SBancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of U-SBancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of U-SBancorp shares traded daily (recently around 5.3 million). U-SBancorp's SIR currently stands at 2.25. In other words for every 100,000 U-SBancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2250 shares are currently held short.

However U-SBancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of U-SBancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable U-SBancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case U-SBancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 U-SBancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0079% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable U-SBancorp shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against U-SBancorp.

Find out more about how you can short U-SBancorp stock.

U-SBancorp's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like U-SBancorp.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

U-SBancorp's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.04

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and U-SBancorp's overall score of 28.04 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like U-SBancorp is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

U-SBancorp's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.11/100

U-SBancorp's environmental score of 0.11 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that U-SBancorp is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

U-SBancorp's social score

Social score: 11.69/100

U-SBancorp's social score of 11.69 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that U-SBancorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

U-SBancorp's governance score

Governance score: 12.95/100

U-SBancorp's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that U-SBancorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

U-SBancorp's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. U-SBancorp scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that U-SBancorp hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

U.S. Bancorp was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 28.04
Total ESG percentile 47.64
Environmental score 0.11
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.69
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 12.95
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

U-SBancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 52.83% of net profits

Recently U-SBancorp has paid out, on average, around 52.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), U-SBancorp shareholders could enjoy a 4.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In U-SBancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.

U-SBancorp's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

U-SBancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have U-SBancorp's shares ever split?

U-SBancorp's shares were split on a 1265:1000 basis on 27 February 2001. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1265 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your U-SBancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for U-SBancorp shares which in turn could have impacted U-SBancorp's share price.

U-SBancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, U-SBancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.59 up to $61.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

USB.US volatility(beta: 1.12)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while U-SBancorp's is 1.1182. This would suggest that U-SBancorp's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

U-SBancorp overview

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various financial services in the United States. It operates in five segments: Corporate and Commercial Banking, Consumer and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support. The company offers depository services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; lending services, such as traditional credit products; and credit card services, lease financing and import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products, as well as home equity, auto, boat, RV, personal loans, and personal line of credit. It also provides ancillary services comprising capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, the company offers investment and insurance products to its customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, it provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. The company offers its products and services through operating a network of 2,795 banking offices principally operating in the Midwest and West regions of the United States, as well as through online services and over mobile devices. It also operates a network of 4,459 ATMs. The company has a strategic alliance with State Farm Bank. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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