Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2014
Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased FITB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that FITB has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of FITB was $23.34, representing a -2.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.90 and a 49.42% increase over the 52 week low of $15.62.
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 $2.02. Zacks Investment Research reports FITB's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -10.79%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to FITB through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FITB as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF ( IAT )
- PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF ( KBWB )
- PowerShares DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio ( PFI )
- SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAT with an increase of 12.35% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of FITB at 4.97%.