Citigroup raised the price target for the Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on July 16, 2021. The research report from Goldman has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy, with a price target set at $35. The stock was upgraded by Evercore ISI, who disclosed in a research note on December 07, 2020, from Underperform to In-line and set the price objective to $28. In their research brief published October 30, 2020, UBS analysts downgraded the Fifth Third Bancorp stock from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $23.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) dipped -1.52% to close Tuesday’s market session at $38.98, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $38.85 and $39.97 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 5689922 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 4.79 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 1.09% within the last five trades and 1.30% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 2.90% in the last 6 months and -2.70% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. FITB stock is trading at a margin of 1.30%, 3.58% and 8.50% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, FITB deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -9.48 percent below its 52-week high and 101.76 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 64.38. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Fifth Third Bancorp’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 95.40 percent and the profit margin is 46.90 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $27.02 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) is 11.37. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 11.92. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 5.13 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.33, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of Fifth Third Bancorp shares are owned by insiders, and 85.20 percent are held by financial institutions. Shaffer Robert P, the EVP at Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) has sold 6,372 shares of firm on Sep 08 at a price of $38.41 against the total amount of $0.24 million. In another inside trade, HARVEY THOMAS H, Director of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) sold 500 shares of the firm on Aug 24 for a total worth of $19065.0 at a price of $38.13. An inside trade which took place on May 11, President of Fifth Third Bancorp Spence Timothy sold 25,603 shares of firm against total price of $1.07 million at the cost of $41.65 per share.