Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 20, 2015. Shareholders who purchased FITB prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that FITB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $18.84, the dividend yield is 2.76%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FITB was $18.84, representing a -14.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.93 and a 9.92% increase over the 52 week low of $17.14.
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 $1.62. Zacks Investment Research reports FITB's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -3.79%, 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:
- WBI Tactical Income Shares ( WBII )
- WBI SMID Tactical Yield Shares ( WBIC )
- iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF ( IAT )
- WBI SMID Tactical Value Shares ( WBIB )
- SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KRE with an decrease of -1.11% over the last 100 days. WBII has the highest percent weighting of FITB at 4.11%.