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Fifth Third Matches Estimates

Fourth-quarter earnings come in at 50 cents a share.

Fifth Third Bancorp

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Tuesday posted an 18% gain in fourth-quarter net income, matching Wall Street's estimates.

The Cincinnati-based regional bank posted earnings of 50 cents a share, up from 42 cents a year ago and equaling the

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analyst consensus estimate. Fee income, excluding securities gains, jumped 18% from a year ago, the bank said.