Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) Trading Up - Short Interest increased by 206.08%

The firm has a market capitalization of $20.12 billion, a PE ratio of 13.84 and a beta of 1.36. The Company conducts its principal lending, deposit gathering, transaction processing and service advisory activities through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries from banking centers located throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. The Company operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth and Asset Management. The institutional investor held 200,150 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $9.93M, up from 161,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.75% or $1.08 on September 22, reaching $146.02. About 441,288 shares traded. Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since September 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.03% the S&P500. Therefore 71% are positive. Total SA had 27 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird upgraded Fifth Third Bancorp from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 5th. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, December 6.

Manufacturers Life Ins The reported 0.08% stake. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Fifth Third Bancorp in a research note on Friday, August 11th. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 22 by Credit Suisse. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Brean Capital. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 14 by KLR Group. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, April 5, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets.

EP Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The company has market cap of $2.25 billion. It now has negative earnings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.53, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold FITB shares while 230 reduced holdings. 179.07 million shares or 2.51% less from 183.68 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Morgan Stanley stated it has 81,514 shares. Advisors Asset Management Inc reported 97,396 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 28,848 are held by Wells Fargo & Communication Mn. Connor Clark Lunn Invest Management reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 0.07% or 217,687 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.44% and a net margin of 21.83%. Royal National Bank Of Canada reported 0% in EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE). Goldman Sachs Group accumulated 269,395 shares. Wasatch Advisors has invested 0.04% in EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE). Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at - in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 5.26 and sector's optimum level is 14.66. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. FITB's profit would be $353.67 million giving it 14.31 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct.

North Korea: Tremor detected in north east
ChST. "The difference, of course, is that China fired its nuclear-armed missile over its own territory, not another country". Geological Survey of a magnitude 3.5 natural disaster that occurred 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea around 6:29 p.m.

Third Bancorp Fifth (NASDAQ:FITB) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q2. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.3.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Fifth Third Bancorp has a 52-week low of $19.57 and a 52-week high of $28.97. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $5800 target in Thursday, July 27 report. Stephens downgraded the stock to "Equal-Weight" rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. Needham maintained Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) rating on Thursday, October 27. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, March 18 by Nomura. Guggenheim downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 3,038,996 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $77,190,000 after buying an additional 236,384 shares during the period. Princeton Alpha Limited Partnership has 0.18% invested in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) for 32,743 shares. Hilliard Lyons has "Neutral" rating and $26 target.

Seizert Capital Partners Llc holds 3.14% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp for 3.34 million shares. William Blair Investment Management, LLC now holds 1,476,067 shares with a value of $38,319,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Fifth Third Bancorp by 2.9% during the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 9,305,491 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $236,360,000 after buying an additional 4,332,945 shares in the last quarter. Mesirow Financial Investment Management, a Alabama-based fund reported 432,370 shares.

Looking forward, the company's quarterly earnings are expected to come at $0.47 in the three months through September 2017 and $0.51 in the quarter ending December 2017, reflecting -27.69% and 6.25% growth, respectively. The stock had a trading volume of 460,410 shares.

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