U.S. Bancorp qualifies for both the Enterprising Investor and the more conservative Defensive Investor. In fact, the company passes all of the requirements of both investor types, a rare accomplishment indicative of the company’s strong financial position.
U.S. Bancorp passes the initial requirements of the Enterprising Investor, but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years while the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns.
Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should keep a keen eye on U.S. Bancorp and pour some time into conducting further research. The Defensive Investor may not feel the same way, with concerns regarding the level of earnings growth over the last ten years.