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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 6896.8, and so far today it has a volume of 66081. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is -1.91%.

To help you determine whether Fifth Third Bancorp is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 9.56 and forward P/E is 11.55. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Fifth Third Bancorp has a value for PEG of 2.61. P/S ratio is 3.62 and the P/B ratio is 0.96. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.27 and 9.44 respectively.

At the current price Fifth Third Bancorp is trading at, 19.47 (0.31% today), Fifth Third Bancorp has a dividend yield of 2.68%, 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 5.46% 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 771.59, and the number of shares float is 763.48. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 82.70%. The float short is 2.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.24. 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 -5.85%, with 42.90% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.57% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.10%.

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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