1. As of noon trading, U.S. Bancorp ( USB) is up $0.67 (1.7%) to $39.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of U.S. Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.66-$39.22 after having opened the day at $38.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.52.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. Its services include lending and depository services, cash management, capital market, and trust and investment management services. U.S. Bancorp has a market cap of $71.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate U.S. Bancorp a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates U.S. Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full U.S. Bancorp Ratings Report now.

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