Fifth Third Bancorp

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Banks in XLF: All Posted Negative Returns

    All 21 banks in XLF posted negative returns during the week ended January 22, 2016. Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Bank of America (BAC), and Citigroup (C) were the worst performers.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Banks Are Anxious about the Fed Meeting

    Interest rates are the most important driver for a bank, as they determine banks’ net interest margins.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stock Markets Posted Weekly Gains as Oil Prices Recovered

    US markets gained on Friday, January 22, 2016, backed by a recovery in oil prices. Although broad markets gained during the week, the financial sector continued to see weakness.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Financials

    Fed’s Hawkish Monetary Policy to Drive Banks’ Profitability

    At the current 2.0% rate, the Federal funds rate is still very low when compared with the pre-recession rate of 5.25% in June 2006.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Financials

    How Fifth Third Bancorp Has Performed Recently

    Fifth Third Bancorp has an impressive free cash flow position.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials Sector: Supported by Upward Revision in US GDP

    After pulling back briefly on March 29, the financials sector regained strength and led the market rally on March 30.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emera US Finance Issued the Most High Grade Bonds Last Week

    Yankee bond issuers dominated the primary high grade bond market in the week ended June 10, making up 30.3%, or $10.2 billion, of all issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Record Inflows Last Week

    Investment-grade bond funds saw net inflows of $2.2 billion during the week, the highest since February 25, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Small-Cap Stocks Are Getting Killed in 2016

    Small-cap stocks under $10 billion market capitalization have fallen 16% in the past year and 8.3% last week.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rate Hike Expectations Propelled Financial Stocks Higher

    Many banks and financial service providers’ stocks rose on December 15. US investors picked the stocks with the expectation of the zero interest rate policy.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key for Investors: ZIRP and US Interest Rates

    “ZIRP” (zero interest-rate policy) is a term that’s used to refer to monetary policy in the US. It refers to low nominal interest rates in an economic system.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Huntington Bancshares Performed?

    Huntington’s peers have outperformed the company based on EPS. However, Huntington Bancshares is way ahead of its peers based on forward PE and PBV.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Deutsche Bank Issues the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Deutsche Bank AG (DB) issued bonds worth $1.3 billion, the largest issuance last week. Fifth Third Bank issued A3/A- rated high-grade bonds worth $1.25 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SunTrust Bank Has a Lower Dividend Yield

    SunTrust Bank (STI) paid common dividends totaling $371 million or $0.70 per share in 2014.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T Offers a Higher Dividend Yield Compared to Its Peers

    Dividend yield is a company’s annual dividend per share. It’s expressed as a percentage of its share price. Dividend yields are important if you want a regular stream of income.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T to Expand Its Footprint in Ohio and the Mid-Atlantic Region

    BB&T’s Susquehanna acquisition will significantly expand BB&T’s Mid-Atlantic footprint. The deal is valued at ~$2.5 billion. It will close in the second half of 2015.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Teachers fund eliminates stake in Citizens Financial Group

    Citizens Financial Group is a retail bank holding company. It posted fourth-quarter net income of $197 million, up from $152 million.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Regions Financial has low earnings and dividend growth

    Earnings are growing, but at a slow pace. Regions Financial’s (RF) net income increased by 1% in 2014—compared to 2013.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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