Fifth Third Bancorp Shares of Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB) of Cincinnati closed at $12.54 Friday, down 1% year-to-date, following an 11% decline during 2011.
Based on a quarterly payout of eight cents, the shares have a dividend yield of 2.55%. The shares trade for 1.2 times tangible book value, and for eight times the consensus 2013 earnings estimate of $1.51. The consensus 2013 EPS estimate is $1.49. On Monday, Miller cut his price target for Fifth Third's shares by a dollar to $17, "to reflect slightly lower earnings expectations as a result of falling asset yields,," while saying the price target was equal to 11.5 times his 2013 EPS estimate of $1.48, "which is still a premium to large-cap peers." The analyst cut his "FY12E GAAP and operating EPS to $1.53 and $1.40 from $1.56 and $1.42, respectively, largely based on our expectation for a lower net interest margin whose earnings impact is partially offset by higher mortgage banking revenues." Interested in more on Fifth Third Bancorp? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock.