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Will US Bancorp's Earnings Boost Its Stock?

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Dan Caplinger
January 14, 2013

2013 is here, and earnings season has already started ramping up. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed kneejerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

Let's turn to US Bancorp (NYSE: USB). The Minneapolis-based bank is a financial giant, but its Midwestern location helps it avoid being treated like its Wall Street peers. Can the bank continue to use that reputational advantage to produce better profits? Let's take an early look at what's been happening with US Bancorp over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report on Wednesday morning.

Stats on US Bancorp

Analyst EPS Estimate

$0.74

Change From Year-Ago EPS

16%

Revenue Estimate

$5.16 billion

Change From Year-Ago Revenue

1%

Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters

3

Source: Yah