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Is Fifth Third Bancorp(NASDAQ: FITB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Fifth Third Bancorp is in the Regional – Midwest Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Fifth Third Bancorp, is 6258.79, and so far today it has a volume of 3955500. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 1.78%.

To help you determine whether Fifth Third Bancorp is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 9.92 and forward P/E is 12. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Fifth Third Bancorp has a value for PEG of 2.71. P/S ratio is 3.72 and the P/B ratio is 0.99. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.36 and 9.7 respectively.

At the current price Fifth Third Bancorp is trading at, 20.14 (0.60% today), Fifth Third Bancorp has a dividend yield of 2.58%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.03, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.20% after growing 20.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.70%, and 4.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 764.08, and the number of shares float is 763.48. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 81.70%. The float short is 2.47%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.02. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.10%, and also a return on investment of 8.20%.

The ability for Fifth Third Bancorp, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.05 and total debt/equity is 1.05. In terms of margins, Fifth Third Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 76.00%, and Fifth Third Bancorp has a profit margin of 38.70%.

The 52 week high is -2.61%, with 47.82% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.73%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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