Market Analysts see Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB] gaining to $35. Time to buy?

Fifth Third Bancorp [NASDAQ: FITB] traded at a high on 06/01/21, posting a 0.50 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $42.35. The company report on May 11, 2021 that Fifth Third Joins Ceres Company Network; Latest Step in Accelerating Transition to a Sustainable Future.

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As part of its commitment to be a leader in sustainability, Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announces that it has joined the Ceres Company Network. By joining, Fifth Third has become part of a network of 60 companies who commit to achieving robust sustainability goals, improving resiliency in their operations and supply chains, and advancing market-based and equitable solutions to the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210511005776/en/.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 3316991 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Fifth Third Bancorp stands at 1.98% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.38%.

The market cap for FITB stock reached $29.86 billion, with 714.43 million shares outstanding and 693.40 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.17M shares, FITB reached a trading volume of 3316991 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FITB shares is $43.42 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FITB stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Fifth Third Bancorp shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 07, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on December 07, 2020, representing the official price target for Fifth Third Bancorp stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $23, while UBS analysts kept a Neutral rating on FITB stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fifth Third Bancorp is set at 0.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for FITB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.48, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 53.94.

How has FITB stock performed recently?

Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.15. With this latest performance, FITB shares gained by 4.46% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 61.15% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 113.67% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for FITB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.51, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.50 for Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.69, while it was recorded at 41.93 for the last single week of trading, and 30.29 for the last 200 days.

Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB] shares currently have an operating margin of +21.38. Fifth Third Bancorp’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +17.32.

Return on Total Capital for FITB is now 4.53, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.11. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 6.47, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.77. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 73.52. Additionally, FITB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 42.37, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 8.30. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 58.27, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 30.51.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB] managed to generate an average of $72,112 per employee.

Earnings analysis for Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Fifth Third Bancorp posted 0.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.2/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 15.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for FITB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fifth Third Bancorp go to -2.98%.

Insider trade positions for Fifth Third Bancorp [FITB]

There are presently around $23,935 million, or 83.00% of FITB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FITB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 83,487,564, which is approximately 1.331% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 53,474,354 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.26 billion in FITB stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $2.1 billion in FITB stock with ownership of nearly -8.804% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Fifth Third Bancorp stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 392 institutional holders increased their position in Fifth Third Bancorp [NASDAQ:FITB] by around 51,878,037 shares. Additionally, 354 investors decreased positions by around 44,838,582 shares, while 137 investors held positions by with 468,463,626 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 565,180,245 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FITB stock had 140 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,986,843 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 7,707,524 shares during the same period.

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