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U.S. Bancorp (USB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2012

U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.195 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased USB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that USB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $32.48, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The previous trading day's last sale of USB was $32.48, representing a -8.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.46 and a 21.01% increase over the 52 week low of $26.84.

USB is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). USB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.81. Zacks Investment Research reports USB's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 19.07%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the USB Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to USB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have USB as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF ( KBWB )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Banking ( PJB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund ( IYG )
  • Columbia Concentrated Large Cap Value Strategy Fund ( GVT )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks Index Fund ( IAT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 14.28% over the last 100 days. KBWB has the highest percent weighting of USB at 8.34%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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