NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- For more than a year I've sung the praises of U.S. Bancorp's (USB - Get Report) consistent operational performance, which in my opinion had gone underappreciated by investors who were more enamored with growth.I won't disagree there's considerably more "flair" associated with the likes of Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C). But they also come with an equal amount of risk. I don't believe in substituting "high profile" for fundamental metrics such as operating margin, earnings per share and return on equity -- areas where U.S. Bancorp has consistently outperformed. After another solid earnings report, shares of this bank still look cheap.
U.S. Bancorp Making Its Way to $40
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