Fifth Third BancorpShares of Fifth Third Bancorp have returned 19% this year. The shares trade for 10.3 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $1.72, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. The consensus 2013 EPS estimate is $1.92. The higher consensus estimate for this year reflects the after-tax gain of $157 million, or 17 cents a share the company realized during the second quarter on shares of Vantiv ( VNTV). Fifth Third during the second quarter also realized an after-tax gain of roughly $49 million, or 5 cents a share, on the valuation of warrants it was holding in Vantiv, its former payment-processing subsidiary that was spun off in 2009. Fifth Third is scheduled to announce its third-quarter results on Oct. 17, with analysts on average estimating net income of $367 million, or 42 cents a share, declining from 66 cents a share, the previous quarter, but increasing from 38 cents a year earlier. For more on what can be expected during third-quarter earnings season, please see TheStreet's earnings preview for regional banks. FITB data by YCharts
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