Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Receives a Hold from J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan analyst Vivek Juneja maintained a Hold rating on Fifth Third Bancorp (FITBResearch Report) on April 7 and set a price target of $44.50. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $40.55.

According to, Juneja is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 17.0% and a 59.7% success rate. Juneja covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Citizens Financial, Regions Financial, and Truist Financial.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Fifth Third Bancorp with a $50.65 average price target, which is a 24.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on March 24, Citigroup also initiated coverage with a Hold rating on the stock.

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Based on Fifth Third Bancorp’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $1.94 billion and net profit of $663 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.78 billion and had a net profit of $604 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 110 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of FITB in relation to earlier this year.

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Fifth Third Bancorp engages in the provision of banking & financial services, retail & commercial banking, consumer lending services and investment advisory services through its subsidiary Fifth Third Bank. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management and financial services to large and middle-market businesses. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit, loan and lease products to individuals and small businesses. The Consumer Lending segment includes residential mortgage, home equity, automobile and indirect lending activities. The Wealth & Asset Management segment provides investment alternatives for individuals, companies and not-for-profit organizations. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

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