Fifth Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

FITB -  USA Stock  

USD 35.78  0.24  0.67%

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Fifth Third Bancorp is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Fifth Third buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding FITB positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Fifth Third's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

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Odds of Distress

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Economic Sensitivity

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For the selected time horizon Fifth Third Bancorp has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.011889), Jensen Alpha of (0.12), Total Risk Alpha of (0.14) and Treynor Ratio of (0.030708)
Fifth Third advice module can be used to check and cross-verify current investment recommendation provided by analysts reviewing the company's potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Fifth Third is not overpriced, please confirm all Fifth Third Bancorp fundamentals, including its shares owned by insiders, revenue, total debt, as well as the relationship between the price to earning and net income . Given that Fifth Third Bancorp has a price to earning of 12.72 X, we urge you to verify Fifth Third Bancorp market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Fifth Third Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Fifth Third Bancorp generates negative expected return over the last 90 days
Fifth Third Bancorp currently holds about 6.37 B in cash with (428 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 9.04.
Over 84.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors

Fifth Third current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Fifth analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Fifth analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price43.99
Target Median Price44.00
Target High Price48.00
Recommendation Mean1.90
Number Of Analyst Opinions18
Target Low Price38.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Fifth Third Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Fifth Third's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Fifth Third's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Fifth Third stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Fifth Third Bancorp price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Fifth Third returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Fifth Third stock.
Mean Return-0.05Value At Risk-2.95
Potential Upside2.56Standard Deviation1.94
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Fifth Third historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Fifth Third Cash Flow Accounts

201620172018201920202021 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(230 M)(191 M)(77 M)(214 M)(325 M)(350.66 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion453 M341 M360 M472 M492 M447.39 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(148 M)122 M167 M597 M(131 M)(134.45 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(661 M)(1.6 B)(1.45 B)(1.76 B)(1.59 B)(1.63 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities625 M1.04 B(2.13 B)(1.84 B)(60 M)(61.58 M)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(402 M)(430 M)(565 M)(753 M)(858 M)(880.58 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing625 M(1.79 B)1.45 B(430 M)31.4 B33.88 B
Net Cash Flow from Investing(2.86 B)428 M(4.14 B)(797 M)(31.9 B)(32.74 B)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals(2.42 B)772 M(3.94 B)(1.77 B)(31.53 B)(32.36 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations2.09 B1.48 B2.86 B1.82 B371 M380.76 M
Share Based Compensation111 M118 M127 M132 M123 M120.74 M

Fifth Third Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Fifth Third or Financial Services sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Fifth Third stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Fifth stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.85
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.05

Fifth Third Volatility Alert

Fifth Third Bancorp exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.43 and kurtosis of 1.08. However, we advise investors to further study Fifth Third Bancorp technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Fifth Third's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Fifth Third's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Fifth Third Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Fifth Third's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Fifth Third's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Fifth Third and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Fifth Third or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Fifth Third's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Fifth Third by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsFifth ThirdPeer Average
Return On Equity9.33 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset1.06 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin28.00 %(1.27) %
Current Valuation40.36 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding702.11 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.42 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions83.55 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted10.68 M4.71 M
Price to Earning12.72 X28.72 X
Price to Book1.20 X9.51 X
Price to Sales3.28 X11.42 X
Revenue7.41 B9.43 B
Gross Profit6.55 B27.38 B
EBITDA2.05 B3.9 B
Net Income1.96 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents6.37 B2.7 B
Cash per Share9.04 X5.01 X
Total Debt17.9 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity7.90 %48.70 %
Book Value Per Share28.78 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations(428 M)971.22 M
Short Ratio2.12 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share2.72 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth(3.83) X4.89 X
Number of Employees19.82 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization24.31 B19.03 B
Total Asset141.05 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings16.29 B9.33 B
Z Score0.68.72
Five Year Return2.95 %
Last Dividend Paid1.08
   Acquisition by Mark Hazel of 3132 shares of Fifth Third subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

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 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Cash and Equivalents2.68 B3.28 B3.15 B3.24 B
Total Assets146.07 B169.37 B204.68 B190.07 B

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The market value of Fifth Third Bancorp is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Fifth that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Fifth Third's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Fifth Third's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Fifth Third's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Fifth Third Bancorp underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Fifth Third's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Fifth Third value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Fifth Third's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.