Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

21.63
0.15 0.70
NASDAQ
Prev Close 21.48
Open 22.05
Day Low/High 21.84 / 22.05
52 Wk Low/High 11.10 / 31.64
Volume 455.23K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 712.24B
Market Cap 14.98B
P/E Ratio 10.84
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

My Take on Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) EPS report yesterday confirms my expanding loan demand thesis, as loan growth rose by nearly 1.5%, sequentially, in the three-month period (with the momentum accelerating at the end of the quarter). Full-year loan growth...

Banks Require Patience

"There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher."  -- Usain Bolt I have consistently been adding to bank stocks on weakness throughout the last few months. The group has now run up a bit into the important earnings season and I would no...

Banking on Market Expectations

If Mr. Market continues to ramp, I expect (as reflected in the breadth of my bank holdings) banks to catch up and possibly even become market leaders. Here is my rationale.

Bank Stocks on Fire

Bank stocks are "on fire" today. Here is my investment case for this unloved and undervalued group as expressed last week. I am long a lengthy package of regional and money center bank stocks.

Not Much to Say or Trade

Today's market has thus far been characterized by another day of painfully low volume, a small bounce back for the market-leading biotech sector, strength in social media and high-beta tech, Qs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P 500), a modest drop in bond yield...

Adding Small Long in BofA

I am adding a small long position in Bank of America (BAC) at $15.85, and plan to expand the holding on any further weakness. Since the bank stress test, I have been waiting for an attractive entry point for this bank holding company below $16 per s...

Why I'm Buying More Banks

Banking net interest margins have been very depressed over the last several years, as interest rates have hit generational lows. When coupled with deleveraging (mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act), lending cred...

Fifth Third downgraded at Deutsche

Fifth Third downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Fifth Third downgraded at FBR

This Morning's Market Setup

Where it began "Who does not know the truth is simply a fool, yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie is a criminal." -- Bertolt Brecht The rundown: U.S. futures are modestly lower: S&P 500 futures are down 5 points and Nasdaq futures are 11 hand...

Fifth Third upgraded at Goldman

Fifth Third upgraded at Citi

Findings Gems in 13-Fs

Findings Gems in 13-Fs

It's like having Wall Street's best as your own research department.

This Morning's Market Setup

Where it began. The bulls will be focused on the benefit of continued low interest rates and its salutary impact on stock valuations. Question: Should market P/E trend higher based on ever easy central bank that brings a lower-than-historical level ...

This Morning's Market Setup

Where it began. The rundown: U.S. futures are higher this morning (S&P up 6 handles, Nasdaq up 18 handles). European stocks are climbing, too (by about 0.8%). Nikkei is up 0.88%. Within the Nikkei, all major sub-groups finished in the green. Telecom...

Fifth Third downgraded at BMO

Three Banks Worth the Investment

Three Banks Worth the Investment

These names stand out in the sector, which is making a comeback.

Fifth Third: Energy Sector Appealing as Economy Gains Steam

Fifth Third: Energy Sector Appealing as Economy Gains Steam

The U.S economy is gaining resiliency because a number of long-term "vicious cycles" have now reversed and represent "virtuous cycles" with positive feedback loops.

Fifth Third upgraded at BofA/Merrill

Not All Trains Have Left the Station

Not All Trains Have Left the Station

But don't get into these three until they break out.

The Rest of the Barbell

The Rest of the Barbell

I am wrapping up my refresher course on income investing.

Fifth Third downgraded at Goldman

Fifth Third downgraded at Credit Suisse

Fifth Third downgraded at Wells

Fifth Third estimates cut at UBS

A Deep Post-Decline Analysis Part 1

A Deep Post-Decline Analysis Part 1

Nothing refreshes like a look at the charts.

Fifth Third upgraded at Wells