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The regional banks are about to report, and he expects down numbers.

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For the recent quarter, FTIB grew sales 8% to $2.19B, in line with the estimate, and EPS was $0.82, slightly missing estimates of $0.83. Average deposits declined by 1% indicating a sticky deposit base, as other large banks lost deposits during the same quarter. ROEs improved to 13.9% compared to 12.3% in the same period last year. The result was okay given the challenging macro environment. Like other regional banks, FITB is an attractive acquisition target due to recent pressure in share price;  FITB is now trading at 9.0x times' Forward P/E. In the last five years, FITB’s Return on Equity (ROE) has consistently been around the 13%-15% range, not excellent, but still a pretty good performance. FITB had a few years when it repurchased a significant amount of shares while paying growing and sustainable dividends over the years. We think FITB is also cheap ona Price/Book basis, currently trading at 1.3x P/B.
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(A Top Pick Nov 22/22, Down 12.9%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O’Reilly

Our PAST TOP PICK with FITB has triggered its stop at $31.50.  To remain disciplined, we recommend covering the position at this time.  When combined with our previous buy recommendation, this will result in a net investment loss of 14%. 

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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly We reiterate FITB, a 164 year old US bank, as a TOP PICK. It trades at 11x earnings (projected at 9x next year) and under 1.5x book. It pays a good dividend backed by a payout ratio under 45% of cash flow and has increased dividends for 11 consecutive years. We like that cash reserves continue to grow. We recommend trailing up the stop loss (from $27) to $31.50, looking to achieve $42.50 -- upside over 17%. Yield 3.7% (Analysts’ price target is $42.43)
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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly We reiterate this regional bank, who is growing market share in key markets in the Southeast, West Coast and Chicago and is expanding its presence with an effective fintech platform strategy. Recently reported earnings indicated growth in both loans and deposits. We like that cash reserves are remaining steady, while the company aggressively retires debt and buys back stock. The company has increased dividends for 11 consecutive years and the payout ratio is only 35% of cash flow. Rising interest rates will help their bottom line going forward. We continue to recommend a stop loss at $27, looking to achieve $48 -- upside over 25%. Yield 3.0% (Analysts’ price target is $48.36)
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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly This regional bank is growing market share in key markets in the Southeast, West Coast and Chicago and is expanding its presence with an effective fintech platform strategy. Rising interest rates will help their bottom line going forward. It trades at 10x earnings and under 1.4x book value. It pays a good dividend, that has been growing for 11 consecutive years, and is backed by a payout ratio under 35% of cashflow. It has been aggressively buying back shares and retiring debt. We recommend a stop loss at $27, looking to achieve $49 -- upside over 35%. Yield 3.28% (Analysts’ price target is $49.29)
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A regional US bank. The regionals trade at a much higher multiple compared to the big banks, because there's consolidation activity. The last 6 months there has been M&A in regional banks, which was surprising given the regulatory environment. Unfortunately, you won't see the multiple that you saw years ago when the regionals merged; people won't pay that anymore. Regionals are into commercial and retail, not investment banking, but if done well, the ROE is great.
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Possible that this could become attractive to an acquirer. Would be more comfortable buying this after it had moved up 10%, which would indicate they were off their lows. Dividends are very much at risk in many of the names in this sector.
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Good solid management. Stock is cheap at these levels. Has had slower growth which has affected the stock price, but will grow over the long term. Could be acquired at some point.
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Fifth Third Bancorp(FITB-Q) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 3

Stockchase rating for Fifth Third Bancorp is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Fifth Third Bancorp(FITB-Q) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fifth Third Bancorp stock symbol?

Fifth Third Bancorp is a American stock, trading under the symbol FITB-Q on the NASDAQ (FITB). It is usually referred to as NASDAQ:FITB or FITB-Q

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In the last year, 3 stock analysts published opinions about FITB-Q. 2 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Fifth Third Bancorp.

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On 2023-11-29, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB-Q) stock closed at a price of $28.455.