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%.