| U.S. Bancorp is a financial services holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides a range of financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, capital markets, and trust and investment management services. Co. also engages in credit card services, merchant and ATM processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and leasing. Co.'s banking subsidiary, U.S. Bank National Association, is engaged in the general banking business, principally in domestic markets. Co.'s bank and trust subsidiaries provide a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations and charitable organizations. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our USB shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute USB market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing USB market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing USB's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of USB versus a peer is one thing; comparing
USB market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like USB can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching USB by allowing them to research the USB market cap history.