Fifth Third Bancorp [NASDAQ:FITB] price is worthing noting Wednesday. The current price is $23.67 with a high of $23.60 and $22.8001. Analysts see the the current price target is $24.94.
To ground this price against the rest of the market, over the last two 52 weeks, the company is trading -8.33%, while the S&P 500 is trading 0.55%. Traders should note that the company’s next earning date is 10/22/2020. The company has price per sales of 2.61 and price per cash flow of 8.01.
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Holding a Market Cap of $15.96 billion, Fifth Third Bancorp has seen a trading range over the last year of $11.10-$31.64.
For the last five days, FITB is up from its last closing price. The average shares trading hands each day is 5.69M, with average 10-day volume coming in at 5.74 million.
Using a Force Index Indicator is a good way to look at how strong actual buying and selling pressure is for FITB. When we apply the Elder Force Index to Fifth Third Bancorp, we are seeing an Elder Force Indicator number of 295760.56.
The recent performance of the stock is another area that can tell traders how to proceed. FITB is presenting an interesting case. This can be seen in the Forward P/E ratio, which currently stands at 11.88.
In the last quarter, FITB made a profit of 1.2 billion. In addition, the company has operating cash flow of $2.97 billion.
Looking at popular technical indicators, the company’s 5-day moving average is 22.85 compared to the 50-day moving average of 21.09. So, we are clearly seeing an upward trajectory here.
The Relative Strength Index or RSI is an indicator ranging between 0 and 100 that traders use to determine if a stock is “overbought” or “oversold.” A strong uptrend tending to reach into the “overbought” status is above 70, while a downward trend will stay around the 30 mark. FITB currently holds a 9-day RSI of 72.92%, while 100-day RSI stands at 51.88%.
Another indicator we believe is worth keeping tabs on is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD. Similar to the concept of the Force Index — on the basis of price momentum — the MACD gives traders a tool to measure the turning point of a stock even during rapid fluctuations in price. Buy and sell signals are determined by a stock’s relation to the zero line, so if a stock is above a zero line for many weeks it might be a “buy.” On the other hand, if a stock is below the zero line consistently, it might be one to stay away from. Also, if the MACD line reaches a peak and dips, its momentum may be waning. FITB’s 9-day MACD is 1.10 and the company’s 100-day MACD stands at 2.82.
Another area that is important to analyze is insider moves and majority shareholders. While this is not always an error-free way to tell what the future holds for a stock, you can maybe gather important information from reading the tea leaves about who is buying and selling.
The major holders for this stock are 0.29% by insiders and 80.02% by institutions. Regarding institutional holdings, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owns 10.48%, while the second top holder, Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc, currently owns 9.39%.
Over the last six months, insiders have sold 10,036 with the most recent transaction from Hoover Jewell D, Director, with a sell at price 20.39 per share.
Overall, the recommended rating for FITB is Moderate Buy. Currently, the company has 19 analysts watching the stock, and the average quarterly earnings estimate is 0.57. Quarterly revenue estimates are averaging 1.86B with the high estimate reaching 1.88B and the low at 1.84B.
To review, the current 1-year target estimate is sitting at 24.26, while the current price 23.67. Based on this, we expect the stock to rise considering the aforementioned fundamentals.