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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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U.S. Bancorp (USB) Competitors

$41.36
+0.01 (+0.02%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

USB vs. WFC, PNC, COF, TFC, MFG, C, HBAN, RF, SHG, and AON

Should you be buying U.S. Bancorp stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of U.S. Bancorp include Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), The PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Capital One Financial (COF), Truist Financial (TFC), Mizuho Financial Group (MFG), Citigroup (C), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Regions Financial (RF), Shinhan Financial Group (SHG), and AON (AON). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

U.S. Bancorp vs.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, media sentiment, profitability, earnings and risk.

Wells Fargo & Company has a net margin of 16.60% compared to Wells Fargo & Company's net margin of 13.36%. Wells Fargo & Company's return on equity of 14.89% beat U.S. Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wells Fargo & Company16.60% 12.40% 1.07%
U.S. Bancorp 13.36%14.89%1.04%

Wells Fargo & Company pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. U.S. Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Wells Fargo & Company pays out 29.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. U.S. Bancorp pays out 59.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Wells Fargo & Company has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and U.S. Bancorp has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years. U.S. Bancorp is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

72.5% of Wells Fargo & Company shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of U.S. Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Wells Fargo & Company shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of U.S. Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Wells Fargo & Company has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Bancorp has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Wells Fargo & Company has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Bancorp. Wells Fargo & Company is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than U.S. Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Wells Fargo & Company$115.34B1.67$19.14B$4.8211.17
U.S. Bancorp$40.62B1.59$5.43B$3.2812.61

Wells Fargo & Company currently has a consensus price target of $51.43, suggesting a potential downside of 4.51%. U.S. Bancorp has a consensus price target of $45.35, suggesting a potential upside of 9.64%. Given Wells Fargo & Company's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe U.S. Bancorp is more favorable than Wells Fargo & Company.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wells Fargo & Company
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
U.S. Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
12 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.40

Wells Fargo & Company received 710 more outperform votes than U.S. Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.57% of users gave Wells Fargo & Company an outperform vote while only 58.06% of users gave U.S. Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Wells Fargo & CompanyOutperform Votes
1466
63.57%
Underperform Votes
840
36.43%
U.S. BancorpOutperform Votes
756
58.06%
Underperform Votes
546
41.94%

In the previous week, U.S. Bancorp had 8 more articles in the media than Wells Fargo & Company. MarketBeat recorded 27 mentions for U.S. Bancorp and 19 mentions for Wells Fargo & Company. U.S. Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 1.21 beat Wells Fargo & Company's score of 0.72 indicating that Wells Fargo & Company is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Wells Fargo & Company
15 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
U.S. Bancorp
12 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Wells Fargo & Company beats U.S. Bancorp on 13 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.


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USB vs. The Competition

MetricU.S. BancorpNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$64.44B$17.29B$8.58B$17.56B
Dividend Yield4.74%3.91%10.01%3.57%
P/E Ratio12.619.7142.5820.52
Price / Sales1.592.083,534.877.29
Price / Cash7.997.8317.9517.54
Price / Book1.321.092.276.10
Net Income$5.43B$2.27B$797.45M$870.05M
7 Day Performance-0.31%-0.38%-0.30%-0.34%
1 Month Performance-3.41%-4.08%-0.67%1.85%
1 Year Performance-13.18%-8.56%5.03%89.27%

U.S. Bancorp Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
4.4336 of 5 stars
$51.77
-0.3%
$51.43
-0.7%
+15.5%$188.01B$115.34B10.74238,000Positive News
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
4.8465 of 5 stars
$146.70
-1.4%
$146.59
-0.1%
-7.8%$58.44B$31.88B11.4761,545
COF
Capital One Financial
4.9125 of 5 stars
$137.41
+0.1%
$122.68
-10.7%
+23.6%$52.33B$49.48B11.5055,943Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
TFC
Truist Financial
4.8081 of 5 stars
$35.57
-1.5%
$39.87
+12.1%
-25.1%$47.44B$33.25B-32.9455,126Analyst Downgrade
Options Volume
News Coverage
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group
3.6378 of 5 stars
$3.68
+0.5%
N/A+19.0%$46.65B$2.88T10.2151,212
C
Citigroup
4.8894 of 5 stars
$55.44
+1.1%
$57.03
+2.9%
+11.5%$106.11B$156.82B13.89240,000
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares
4.7071 of 5 stars
$12.76
-0.9%
$13.50
+5.8%
-15.9%$18.48B$10.84B10.2919,920Insider Selling
RF
Regions Financial
4.8949 of 5 stars
$18.44
-0.2%
$20.12
+9.1%
-21.1%$17.15B$9.15B8.8220,073
SHG
Shinhan Financial Group
3.2967 of 5 stars
$32.46
-2.4%
$32.31
-0.5%
+11.4%$17.05B$24.80T5.562,020Analyst Downgrade
AON
AON
4.5049 of 5 stars
$315.50
+1.4%
$336.36
+6.6%
+4.1%$62.32B$13.38B25.2850,000Insider Selling

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This page (NYSE:USB) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff