Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, banking giant US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at US Bancorp's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

US Bancorp facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Minneapolis, Minn. (1863)

Market Cap

$45.5 billion


Diversified banks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.1 billion


CEO Richard Davis (since 2006)

CFO Andrew Cecere (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,999 members who have rated US Bancorp believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include thawkeye2 and All-Star WPThatcher.

In late August, thawkeye2 tapped the stock as a refreshingly bankable bet: "Throwing the baby out with the bath water could describe what happened to [US Bancorp]. They are a well managed organization that has not gone down the same high risk path as many of the other banks."

In a pitch from earlier this month, WPThatcher also advises Fools to pay up for performance:

This is not a cheap stock. You are paying a premium for the fact that this is bank that actually makes money. In good times the ROA is near or over 1%. Right now, it's 0.60. [US Bancorp] was very adept at avoiding most of the problems that other banks suffered in the last two years. They will eventually emerge even stronger than they were previously. I like this stock as a play on the coming economic recovery.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.