U.S. Bancorp Stock Continues Decline Amidst Tough Market Conditions

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U.S. Bancorp Stock Continues Decline Amidst Tough Market Conditions
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U.S. Bancorp's shares experienced a second consecutive day of losses on Thursday, dropping 1.86% to $32.75. The company's performance mirrored a challenging stock market environment, marked by the S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average 's fall of 0.85% and 0.75% respectively.

The bank's stock is currently trading significantly below its 52-week high of $49.95, at 69.85% of that price according to InvestingPro data. In comparison to its competitors, U.S Bancorp underperformed. Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC ). saw its shares fall by 1.28%, while Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) & Co.'s shares declined by 0.84%. Contrarily, Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: GSBC ) Inc. managed to buck the trend with a rise of 0.67%.

Despite the downward trajectory, U.S Bancorp's trading volume remained robust, with 15 million shares traded, indicating an above-average activity for the company in the market. This is slightly higher than the company's average daily volume of 12.19 million shares as reported by InvestingPro.

The bank's market cap stands at $50.96B, with a P/E ratio of 9.93, suggesting a relatively low valuation compared to earnings. The company has also seen revenue growth of 5.72% in the last twelve months, according to InvestingPro data. While the company's price has fallen significantly over the last three months, it's worth noting that U.S Bancorp has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years and has maintained dividend payments for 53 consecutive years, as per InvestingPro Tips.

InvestingPro Tips also highlights that U.S Bancorp is a prominent player in the bank industry and despite a declining trend in earnings per share, analysts predict the company will be profitable this year. This is supported by the company's positive return on assets of 0.91% and a dividend yield of 5.86% as of the end of the second quarter of 2023.

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