Fifth Third Bancorp

  • It's Not Too Late to Buy This Regional Bank

    By Piyush Arora - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, FITB, RF

    More often than not, banking stocks are considered growth plays instead of value plays. This is reasonable, as global financial institutions generally deliver modest but steady returns. Over the last year, however, shares of Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) have risen by an impressive 50% and outperformed most of the popular global banks.

    Now that its shares have more than doubled over the last four years, the Street is doubting the more »

  • Don’t Put Your Money in the Bank But Invest in These Banks Instead

    By Emmanuel Floriann - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, NYCB, VLY

    Putting your money in banks may be the safest thing to do, but it is also not the best place to grow your money. While you can earn income from interests, you can invest your money instead on these banks that can let you earn much bigger yield beyond your imagination.

    The earning potentials are infinite, but the risk is high, as well. But, by properly balancing the risks and more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin Is Betting on This Financial Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, JPM, PNC, USB, WFC

    Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other notable investors file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long equity positions in U.S. stocks as of the end of the previous quarter. We track these filings as a source of information to help us develop investing strategies (for example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate more »

  • The Sun Is Shining on This Regional

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, FITB, HBAN, STI

    SunTrust Banks (NYSE: STI) is one of the largest regional banks and it appears that the dark cloud of the financial crisis could be moving away, which should allow this bank to shine going forward. The bank has managed to under-perform the broader banking market by nearly 15 percentage points over the past 12 months, but its compelling valuation means the stock could move higher going forward. 
     

    Who is SunTrust more »

  • Insider Transactions From Barron's Latest Issue

    By John Macris - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: MO, CAB, FITB

    What’s the best method for picking stocks?

    In my own decision-making, I employ a variety of tactics, including fundamental analysis and metrics such as price-to-earnings ratio, low debt, and high cash flow. These are traditional approaches to the stock market that should yield good results over time.

    However, the retail investor often overlooks a powerful resource during their investigation: the value of insider ownership. An insider can be defined more »

  • 5 Reasons This Bank Should Sell For More Than Book Value

    By Chad Henage - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, FITB, PNC, USB

    I don't always have the time to check out a stock that sounds interesting right away. I keep a watch list of stocks on hand, so I can go back later, and see if the company deserves my attention. In an article by Sean Williams of The Motley Fool, he mentioned Fifth Third (NASDAQ: FITB) as a bank that was doing well. I knew that I wasn't following more »

  • Regional Banks Continue to Perform Well

    By Bob Ciura - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, KEY, NYCB

    Regional banks, those that cater to a particular section of the nation as opposed to their bulge-bracket peers, might fly under the radar of investors interested in buying bank stocks. While nearly all the coverage of bank stocks from the financial media pertains to the banking giants of the United States, investors would be wise to dig deeper into smaller regional banks that are performing well and aren’t under more »

  • A Quick Look at Avalon Advisor’s Big Buys Last Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, FITB, JNJ, TXN, DOW

    The 5 big buys of Avalon Advisors in the first quarter of 2013 are AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB). Avalon Advisors is one of Houston’s largest money management firms. Based on whalewisdom.com compilation, the firm had over $1.646 billion in assets under management as of the end of the more »

  • An Insider Is Buying, Should You?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, FMER, HBAN, KEY, PNC

    According to a Form 4 filed with the SEC, Russ Strobel, who is a member of FirstMerit's (NASDAQ: FMER) Board of Directors, directly acquired 5,000 shares of stock on April 25 at prices of about $17 per share. This gave him about 9,100 total shares of the $1.9 billion market cap Midwestern bank in his direct holdings, a large increase in percentage terms.

    Why pay attention more »

  • Five Stocks That Look Especially Vulnerable to Activist Investors

    By Mike Thiessen - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: AEE, CAG, ED, FITB, TYC

    Recently, the New York Times reported on a detailed Rotary Gallop analysis that identified publicly traded companies that could be vulnerable to takeovers by activist investors. Although the analysis did not attempt to predict the likelihood of a takeover in any specific circumstance, it did comment on the likelihood of a theoretical takeover attempt's success. 

    The report found five particularly vulnerable companies: ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG), Consolidated Edison (NYSE: EDmore »)

  • Sorting Through the Regionals

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, FITB, HBAN, RF, STI

    Standard & Poor's has a positive outlook for regional banks, as do I. These banks tend to have less exposure to international concerns and also are purer plays on deposits and consumer/small business economic health, whereas the exposure of mega-banks can be susceptible to trading and other "unplanned" losses.
     
    The regionals should see positive performance going forward on the back of home refinancing and gains on loans. According to more »
  • These Bank Stocks will Ride Mortgages Higher

    By Jordan Wathen - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, WFC

    Investors watched carefully as Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced its quarterly earnings on Friday. The company has become a bellwether for retail banking, seeing as so much of its annual income comes from the simple origination of mortgage loans.

    While the company reported strong earnings – profits swelled by 22% to more than $5.17 billion – the California-based banking institution reported revenue that fell short of analyst expectations, and income from more »

  • These Bank Stocks will Ride Mortgages Higher

    By Jordan Wathen - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, WFC

    Investors watched carefully as Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced its quarterly earnings on Friday. The company has become a bellwether for retail banking, seeing as so much of its annual income comes from the simple origination of mortgage loans.

    While the company reported strong earnings – profits swelled by 22% to more than $5.17 billion – the California-based banking institution reported revenue that fell short of analyst expectations, and income from more »

  • These Bank Stocks will Ride Mortgages Higher

    By Jordan Wathen - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, WFC

    Investors watched carefully as Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced its quarterly earnings on Friday. The company has become a bellwether for retail banking, seeing as so much of its annual income comes from the simple origination of mortgage loans.

    While the company reported strong earnings – profits swelled by 22% to more than $5.17 billion – the California-based banking institution reported revenue that fell short of analyst expectations, and income from more »

  • A Tour Of 4 Midwestern Regional Banks

    By Maxwell Fisher - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: CMA, FITB, FMER, HBAN

    Cincinnati based Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has a well-earned reputation as a conservative, well run institution. Despite having much of its asset base in two of the states (Michigan and Florida) most devastated in last decade's recession, Fifth Third has only been unprofitable one year in the last twenty, in 2008. In contrast, 2012 proved that the roughly $120 billion asset bank is back to its pre-recession levels more »

  • Two Stress-Test Winners That May be Flying Under Your Radar

    By Bob Ciura - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, KEY, NYCB

    In the aftermath of the Federal Reserve stress-testing the nation’s banks, most investors likely have an understanding of where the biggest banks currently stand. However, while America’s bulge-bracket financial institutions have been hampered by issues ranging from legal settlements to massive trading losses, there are a number of smaller banks that are doing very well.

    Regional banks, which offer financial services to a particular region of the United more »

  • The Fed Won't Embarrass Big Banks Again

    By Chris Marasco - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, C, FITB, JPM, NES.DL

    Last year the Fed publicly embarrassed Citigroup (NYSE: C). During the Stress Tests in 2012, Citigroup applied to repurchase $8 billion of its own shares over two years.  But the Fed said no.

    This year is a different story.  Citigroup kept its requests far more modest, as CEO Michael Corbat and Chairman Michael O’Neill “told executives that under no circumstances will Citigroup fail to win approval this time around more »

  • Fifth Third's Mutual Profit Growth

    By Josef Ray Dagatan - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, HBAN, PNC

    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), a diversified monetary services company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, currently manages 15 affiliates with 1,232 wide-ranging banking centers, 106 Bank Mart locations, and 2,213 ATMs in the states of Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, and North Carolina, amongst many others.  The company’s commercial banking section provides credit functions, cash management and supervision, financial services, loaning and store products, and foreign exchange more »

  • Taking A Look At Overlooked Regional Banks

    By Marshall Hargrave - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, BBT, C, FITB, HBAN, PNC, RF

    Compared to the "big" banks (Citigroup Inc., Bank of America, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp), the regional banks (BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) and PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC)) trade cheaply as a group on a P/B and P/E basis. The "big" banks have an average P/B of 1 more »

  • Regional Banks Are the Strength of the Industry

    By Brian Nichols - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, BBT, C, FITB, PNC | Editor's Choice

    Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Citigroup (NYSE: C) have been two of the most followed and controversial stocks in the market over the last year. The rise in housing and strong market performance has led some to believe that now is the time to buy these large money center banks. However, Thursday proved one point: Regional banks are the strength of the banking industry.

    Bank of America fell more more »

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