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Why Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) Is An Attractive Investment

Jenifer Prater

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of FITB, it is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with a a great track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Fifth Third Bancorp here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend

In the previous year, FITB has ramped up its bottom line by 71.56%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, FITB also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of 8.20%. This is an notable feat for the company.

NasdaqGS:FITB Income Statement Jun 19th 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, FITB is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.09%.

NasdaqGS:FITB Historical Dividend Yield Jun 19th 18

Next Steps:

For Fifth Third Bancorp, I’ve compiled three important factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FITB’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FITB’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is FITB worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether FITB is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FITB? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.