Third Bancorp Fifth (NASDAQ:FITB) Institutional Investors Sentiment Crashes in 2017 Q3

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fifth Third Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Kimberly Clark Corp now has $39.74 billion valuation. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company's stock. About 5.21M shares traded or 67.51% up from the average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Fifth Third Bancorp in the 3rd quarter worth about $119,000. Massachusetts-based Cadence Capital Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.21% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Fifth Third Bancorp's dividend payout ratio is now 23.97%. Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 38,032 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,154,000 after purchasing an additional 31,904 shares during the last quarter. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 154,577 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,461,092.22.

Shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) traded up 0.29% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $27.76. It has outperformed by 16.60% the S&P500.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $616,440 activity.

In other news, EVP Timothy Spence sold 15,000 shares of Fifth Third Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th.

Ct Mason decreased Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) stake by 4,080 shares to 5,680 valued at $602,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 4,260 shares and now owns 9,217 shares. (NYSE:LEG) was reduced too. Bank of America upped their target price on shares of Fifth Third Bancorp from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Therefore 18% are positive. FITB was included in 94 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. Park National Corporation Oh has 0.11% invested in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Susquehanna maintained Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) rating on Thursday, January 4. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 24. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 25 by Raymond James. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by RBC Capital Markets.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down -0.16, from 0.81 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 45 investors sold FITB shares while 234 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. The investment professionals in our partner's database now possess: 575.67 million shares, up from 573.75 million shares in 2017Q2. Legal General Public Limited Com has 0% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 65,617 shares. Aspiriant Llc reported 4,439 shares. (NYSE:HD). Parsons Cap Mgmt Inc Ri stated it has 0.98% in The Home Depot, Inc. Security Retail Bank Of So Dak reported 249 shares. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) earned "Reduce" rating by Nomura on Monday, October 10. Citigroup downgraded Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) on Wednesday, July 22 to "Neutral" rating. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, December 7 by Robert W. Baird. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 132,525 shares or 0.03% of the stock. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 200,454 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Busey Tru Co owns 8,035 shares. 2,416,190 shares of the company's stock traded hands.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Crawford Inv Counsel Incorporated invested in 9,863 shares. Wedbush analyst P. Winter anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $2.62 per share for the year. Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 590,248 shares. Reinhart Partners Inc., a Wisconsin-based fund reported 738,331 shares.#img1#. D E Shaw & Co holds 0.01% or 46,265 shares in its portfolio. Arcadia Invest Mngmt Corporation Mi has invested 0% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.89. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0% or 3,781 shares. Fil Limited reported 68,292 shares stake. Fdx Advisors owns 20,980 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Fil holds 0% or 16,112 shares in its portfolio. BidaskClub raised Fifth Third Bancorp from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday. Therefore 48% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 56 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Forrest Frank R. sold $183,540 worth of stock. As per Monday, December 14, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $21.46. The stock has "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 21. The rating was upgraded by Compass Point to "Buy" on Wednesday, March 29. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. Public Employees Retirement System of OH owned 0.05% of Fifth Third Bancorp worth $9,887,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.45 EPS. FITB's profit would be $338.69M giving it 16.85 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct. After $1.84 actual EPS reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.96% negative EPS growth.

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