U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased USB prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 23.33% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $45.39, the dividend yield is 3.26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of USB was $45.39, representing a -22.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.50 and a 5.22% increase over the 52 week low of $43.14.
USB is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ). USB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.01. Zacks Investment Research reports USB's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 19.88%, compared to an industry average of 26.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to USB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have USB as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF ( FTXO )
- Invesco KBW Bank ETF ( KBWB )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III First Trust Horizon Manag ( HUSV )
- iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF ( IAT )
- ishares Gold Trust ( IAU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAU with an increase of 4.75% over the last 100 days. FTXO has the highest percent weighting of USB at 9.14%.