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Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2012

Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share scheduled for January 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FITB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $15.12, the dividend yield is 2.65%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FITB was $15.12, representing a -6.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $16.16 and a 25.58% 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 $1.56. Zacks Investment Research reports FITB's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 37.9%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.

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 ( PJB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks Index Fund ( IAT )
  • SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
  • SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF ( RYF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYF with an increase of 9.95% over the last 100 days. PJB has the highest percent weighting of FITB at 4.96%.

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


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

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