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Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15648.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Fifth Third Bancorp is 19.77 (with a change from open of -1.98%), this in conjunction with a target price of 20.64. Volume today has so far reached 3296450, with an average volume of about 6114.89. The GAP for this stock, is -0.98%.

The P/E ratio is 10.03, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.14. The current EPS for Fifth Third Bancorp, is 2.03, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 20.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 3.59%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Fifth Third Bancorp, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.14% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.16%. Quarter over quarter is 11.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 26.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 81.80%. Shares outstanding is 768.23, while shares float is at a value of 763.63. Float short for Fifth Third Bancorp is 2.80% and the short ratio is 3.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.05, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.05. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 76.00%. The profit margin is 38.70%.

Fifth Third Bancorp has seen returns on assets of 1.10%, and on investment, 8.20%. Return on equity is 10.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.41. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.78, with Price/book ratio coming to 1 and Price/cash is 3.42, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.87.

The simple moving averages are -0.83% and 10.88% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.76% and the 52 week low is 46.02%.

Fifth Third Bancorp has a dividend yield of 2.55%, with a current price of 19.77. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 25.30%. This is in an industry, Regional – Midwest Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Fifth Third Bancorp is based in USA.

Performance in the Regional – Midwest Banks industry means that Fifth Third Bancorp has seen performance for the past week of -1.78%, with performance for the month coming to 1.38%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 11.16%, and for the half year the performance is 11.35%. Volatility for this week is 1.68% and for the month this is 1.88%.

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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