U.S. Bancorp (USB)

50.95
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 52.05
Day Low/High 50.60 / 52.29
52 Wk Low/High 43.14 / 57.81
Avg Volume 5.26M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.58B
Market Cap 82.02B
EPS 4.20
P/E Ratio 12.22
Div & Yield 1.48 (2.85%)

Banks Are Bunk

The optimism on the banking industry is misplaced. Quick look: USB (USB) and Bank of New York Mellon (BK) miss. The optimism on the banking industry is misplaced given the cyclical and secular headwinds (spreads under pressure, loan demand moribund,...

US Bancorp upgraded at Deutsche

Big vs. Regional Banks Which is Best Portfolio Pick

Big vs. Regional Banks Which is Best Portfolio Pick

Regional banks are benefitting from home mortgages but stock prices aren't rising.

Here and There

A few housekeeping notes. Major indices managed to turn mostly green late in the day, despite dragging IBM (IBM) around like an anchor. That was a resilient performance, indicative of an overall bullish mentality. A few housekeeping notes: Stephanie...

A Pair of Names Worth Banking On

Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp will likely do very well over the next five years.

US Bancorp downgraded at BofA/Merrill

The Sept. Jobs Report Is Irrelevant

The Sept. Jobs Report Is Irrelevant

Clark Yingst, Chief Market Analyst at Joseph Gunnar, says the jobs report tomorrow is not important, even if it does move markets for the day.

Markets Try to Hold Ahead of ECB

Markets Try to Hold Ahead of ECB

Lindsey Bell and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3Live.com, reveal how to trade stocks ahead of earnings season: retail, banks, tech.

Take Advantage Of The Housing Recovery

Take Advantage Of The Housing Recovery

Stephanie Link, director of research at TheStreet, walks through the different stocks she's buying in the housing sector.

Entry Points Galore

You have a terrific opportunity to buy stocks that clearly want to go higher, but are constrained.

U.S. Bancorp downgraded at Oppenheimer

US Bancorp numbers upped at BMO

Thank You, and Looking Ahead

Here's some of what we can look forward to on Wednesday. It's always an honor to fill in for Doug! Thanks for spending the day with me. Tomorrow, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke appears before the House. His statement will likely be a replay of today's, b...

Final Word on Peregrine Scam

A simple address check would have put an abrupt end to it. From The Wall Street Journal: "Peregrine Chief Executive Russell Wasendorf Sr., blames the fraud on 'mean-spirited' regulators that dogged his firm, saying they were looking to put firms out...

Taking Their Lead

Today's market leaders indicate that funds want to put cash to work but they don't trust this market.

Cramer: Expect A Tough Earnings Season

Cramer: Expect A Tough Earnings Season

Jim Cramer says he is concerned that earnings from the industrial, financial, energy, and tech sectors will probably be weak.

Cramer: Exit Bank Stocks As They Rally

Cramer: Exit Bank Stocks As They Rally

Jim Cramer thinks the estimates for bank earnings are way too high and once estimates start coming down, so will their stock prices.

JPMorgan Is Still A Best-In-Breed Bank

JPMorgan Is Still A Best-In-Breed Bank

Stephanie Link, director of research at TheStreet, says JPMorgan remains a great firm with a solid balance sheet despite the reputation hit.

Cramer: Fire the Group Behind $2 Billion Loss at JPMorgan

Cramer: Fire the Group Behind $2 Billion Loss at JPMorgan

Jim Cramer says complex trades that even Jamie Dimon couldn't understand caused JPMorgan to take a $2 billion loss and those responsible should be fired.

Cramer: I Like BofA Better Than Goldman

Cramer: I Like BofA Better Than Goldman

Jim Cramer says he likes BofA because it's starting to see life in Merrill Lynch and Countrywide is becoming less of a problem.

Why We Have an Edge Over Europe

Earnings have been positive, and the U.S. is coming out of a recession, not entering one.

Bank Bashers Eating Crow

It is now very clear financial services are better than everyone thought.

Three Banks to Watch

Three Banks to Watch

Let's look at a trio of banks whose earnings could move next week's market.

US Bancorp downgraded at Stifel

US Bancorp downgraded at BMO

US Bancorp downgraded at Nomura

A New Day for Banks

They are finally free from the Fed, and we now have a compelling reason to own them.

Is There Value in Bank Bonds?

Is There Value in Bank Bonds?

The key is to own them wide enough that there is upside commensurate with any downside.

Beleaguered Banks Bounce Back

It's time to stop selling the banks and to start buying them.