U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2014. 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.
The previous trading day's last sale of USB was $43.42, representing a -0.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.57 and a 35.73% increase over the 52 week low of $31.99.
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 $3.01. Zacks Investment Research reports USB's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.82%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to USB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have USB as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund ( IYG )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Financial ( XLF )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund ( IYF )
- Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH )
- iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF ( IAT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAT with an increase of 12.35% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of USB at 3.6%.