Market cap billions: $57.0
P/E ratio*: 13
Earnings growth**: 8%
Dividend yield: 5.1%
U.S. Bancorp is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the country, with conservative lending practices and a 5.1% yield. It was one of the few large banks to avoid the recent mortgage
meltdown. And it certainly doesn't hurt that investment wizard Warren Buffett increased his stake in the company in the first quarter.
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