Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $28.03.
Several research firms have weighed in on FITB. Macquarie downgraded Fifth Third Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $28.47 to $26.00 in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Fifth Third Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Nomura upped their price target on Fifth Third Bancorp from $29.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Bank of America upped their price target on Fifth Third Bancorp from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on Fifth Third Bancorp from $28.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th.
In other news, EVP Timothy Spence sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.86, for a total transaction of $432,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 154,577 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,461,092.22. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) traded up $0.67 during trading on Friday, reaching $31.36. 7,291,798 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,741,470. The stock has a market cap of $21,654.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.35. Fifth Third Bancorp has a one year low of $23.20 and a one year high of $31.83. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.55 billion. Fifth Third Bancorp had a net margin of 25.81% and a return on equity of 9.58%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.65 EPS. analysts predict that Fifth Third Bancorp will post 1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Fifth Third Bancorp Company Profile
Fifth Third Bancorp is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal lending, deposit gathering, transaction processing and service advisory activities through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries from banking centers located throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States.
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