Investors sold shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on strength during trading on Monday. $49.03 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $143.30 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $94.27 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 24th highest net out-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded up $0.47 for the day and closed at $50.22

Several analysts recently commented on USB shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of U.S. Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of U.S. Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 26th. Nomura cut their price objective on shares of U.S. Bancorp from $60.00 to $54.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Citigroup downgraded shares of U.S. Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Oppenheimer raised shares of U.S. Bancorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.78.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market cap of $81.16 billion, a PE ratio of 12.25, a PEG ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.02.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $5.83 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.73 billion. U.S. Bancorp had a net margin of 27.53% and a return on equity of 15.64%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.88 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that U.S. Bancorp will post 4.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 15th. Investors of record on Monday, December 31st were issued a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 28th. U.S. Bancorp’s payout ratio is 36.10%.

In related news, EVP Mark G. Runkel sold 6,347 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.20, for a total value of $337,660.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Gillern Jeffry H. Von sold 17,508 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.81, for a total transaction of $889,581.48. Following the sale, the insider now owns 121,137 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,154,970.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 237,549 shares of company stock worth $12,562,507. 0.43% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of U.S. Bancorp during the second quarter valued at $351,000. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in U.S. Bancorp in the second quarter worth about $454,000. Global X Management Co LLC raised its holdings in U.S. Bancorp by 14.7% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co LLC now owns 25,740 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,288,000 after purchasing an additional 3,303 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden bought a new position in U.S. Bancorp in the second quarter worth about $5,897,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in U.S. Bancorp by 17.9% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 76,186 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,811,000 after purchasing an additional 11,547 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.16% of the company’s stock.

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About U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various financial services in the United States. The company operates through five segments: Corporate and Commercial Banking, Consumer and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support.

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