Fifth Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

FITB -  USA Stock  

USD 45.08  1.54  3.30%

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Fifth Third Bancorp is 'Buy'. 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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The advice is provided from Fifth Third's buy-and-hold perspective. Please check Fifth Third Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Fifth and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Fifth Third Bancorp.

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For the selected time horizon Fifth Third Bancorp has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0505, Jensen Alpha of 0.1411, Total Risk Alpha of 0.1632, Sortino Ratio of 0.0641 and Treynor Ratio of 0.0592
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 13.71 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 currently holds about 7.86 B in cash with (282 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 11.49.
Fifth Third Bancorp has a poor financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Over 84.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from First Republic Q4 Earnings to Benefit From Loan Growth - Nasdaq

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 Price49.12
Target Median Price50.00
Target High Price56.00
Recommendation Mean1.90
Number Of Analyst Opinions19
Target Low Price44.00
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 Return0.10Value At Risk-3.11
Potential Upside3.78Standard Deviation1.89
 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 Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Fifth Third is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Fifth Third Bancorp backward and forwards among themselves. Fifth Third's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Fifth Third's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Gradient Investments LlcCommon Shares317.1 K13.8 M
Gateway Investment Advisers LlcCommon Shares197.6 K8.6 M
Dnb Asset Management AsCommon Shares109.4 K4.8 M
Chesley Taft Associates LlcCommon Shares102.3 K4.5 M
State Of Alaska Department Of RevenueCommon Shares99 K4.3 M
Carret Asset Management LlcCommon Shares59.2 K2.6 M
Crossmark Global Holdings IncCommon Shares57.1 K2.5 M
Note, although Fifth Third's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Fifth Third Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(191 M)(77 M)(214 M)(325 M)(373.75 M)(403.26 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion341 M360 M472 M492 M442.8 M421.09 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents122 M167 M597 M(131 M)(117.9 M)(121 M)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(44 M)(43 M)1.21 B(4 M)(4.6 M)(4.72 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 Securities1.04 B(2.13 B)(1.84 B)(60 M)(54 M)(55.42 M)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(430 M)(565 M)(753 M)(858 M)(772.2 M)(792.52 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(1.79 B)1.45 B(430 M)31.4 B36.11 B38.96 B
Net Cash Flow from Investing428 M(4.14 B)(797 M)(31.9 B)(28.71 B)(29.47 B)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals772 M(3.94 B)(1.77 B)(31.53 B)(28.38 B)(29.12 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations1.48 B2.86 B1.82 B371 M333.9 M342.69 M
Share Based Compensation118 M127 M132 M123 M141.45 M132.34 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 DOW1.58
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.07

Fifth Third Volatility Alert

Fifth Third Bancorp has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.14 and kurtosis of 0.75. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Fifth Third Bancorp to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. 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 Implied Volatility

Fifth Third's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Fifth Third Bancorp stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Fifth Third's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Fifth Third stock will not fluctuate a lot when Fifth Third's options are near their expiration.

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 Equity11.92 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset1.32 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin32.85 %(1.27) %
Current Valuation42.05 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding682.51 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.43 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions83.79 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted9.61 M4.71 M
Price to Earning13.71 X28.72 X
Price to Book1.68 X9.51 X
Price to Sales4.10 X11.42 X
Revenue8.25 B9.43 B
Gross Profit6.55 B27.38 B
EBITDA2.05 B3.9 B
Net Income2.59 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents7.86 B2.7 B
Cash per Share11.49 X5.01 X
Total Debt15.95 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity7.90 %48.70 %
Book Value Per Share29.59 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations(282 M)971.22 M
Short Ratio2.07 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share3.62 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth(4.18) X4.89 X
Number of Employees19.17 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization33.87 B19.03 B
Total Asset141.05 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings16.29 B9.33 B
Z Score1.28.72
Five Year Return2.98 %
Last Dividend Paid1.2
   Payment of 12475 shares by Kristine Garrett of Fifth Third subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Fifth Third Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Fifth . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution191400.0
Daily Balance Of Power(0.95)
Rate Of Daily Change0.97
Day Median Price45.69
Day Typical Price45.49
Price Action Indicator(1.38)

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Cash and Equivalents3.28 B3.15 B3.62 B3.52 B
Total Assets169.37 B204.68 B235.38 B208.03 B

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Is Fifth Third's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Fifth Third. If investors know Fifth will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Fifth Third listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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's underlying business (such as a 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.