Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.11 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FITB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of FITB was $16.26, representing a -3.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.77 and a 35.05% increase over the 52 week low of $12.04.

FITB is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FITB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.66. Zacks Investment Research reports FITB's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.57%, compared to an industry average of 3.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FITB Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to FITB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FITB as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Banking Sector Portfolio (PJB)
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks Index Fund ( IAT )
  • PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF ( KBWB )
  • SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWB with an increase of 14.38% over the last 100 days. PJB has the highest percent weighting of FITB at 5.07%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: FITB , IAT , JPM , KBE , KBWB , PFI , WFC

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