KBW Reaffirms Their Hold Rating on Fifth Third Bancorp

By Ryan Adsit

In a report released yesterday, Melissa Roberts from KBW reiterated a Hold rating on Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), with a price target of $26.50. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $24.26.

According to TipRanks.com, Roberts is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 1.3% and a 51.5% success rate. Roberts covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Argo Group International Holdings Ltd, Fidelity National Financial Ventures, and First Financial Corporation Indiana.

Fifth Third Bancorp has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $27.92.

Fifth Third Bancorp’s market cap is currently $18.2B and has a P/E ratio of 12.72. The company has a book value ratio of 1.2053.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 76 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in June 2013, Daniel Poston, the EVP & CSAO of FITB sold 13,418 shares for a total of $245,684.

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Fifth Third Bancorp engages in the provision of banking and financial services, offers retail and commercial banking, consumer lending services, and investment advisory services through its subsidiary Fifth Third Bank. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services to large and middle-market businesses. The Branch Banking segment includes deposit, loan, and lease products to individuals and small businesses. The Consumer Lending segment comprises of mortgage, home equity, automobile, and indirect lending activities. The Investment Advisors segment provides investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. The company was founded on October 7, 1974 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.