Salzhauer Michael Boosted By $2.32 Million Its Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Stake; Last Week Dignity plc (LON:DTY) Coverage

February 19, 2018 - By Elijah Rosenthal

Salzhauer Michael increased Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) stake by 589.1% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Salzhauer Michael acquired 86,009 shares as Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)’s stock declined 12.20%. The Salzhauer Michael holds 100,609 shares with $2.82M value, up from 14,600 last quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now has $22.99B valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $33.13. About 6.87 million shares traded or 17.03% up from the average. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has risen 33.30% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.60% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Dignity PLC (LON:DTY), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Dignity PLC had 47 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 2 by Peel Hunt. The stock of Dignity plc (LON:DTY) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Numis Securities. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Panmure Gordon. The stock of Dignity plc (LON:DTY) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Peel Hunt. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 9 by Panmure Gordon. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 9 by Investec. The company was downgraded on Thursday, November 16 by Berenberg. On Friday, July 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy”. Investec maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 29 report. See Dignity plc (LON:DTY) latest ratings:

24/01/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2350.00 New Target: GBX 1050.00 Reiteration
22/01/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 1000.00 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2400.00 Maintain
05/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2400.00 New Target: GBX 2400.00 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2950.00 New Target: GBX 2350.00 Downgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2500.00 New Target: GBX 2500.00 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2400.00 New Target: GBX 2400.00 Maintain

Dignity plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides funeral services in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 390.47 million GBP. It operates in three divisions: Funeral Services, Crematoria, and Pre–arranged Funeral Plans. It has a 6.45 P/E ratio. The Funeral Services segment provides funerals and ancillary items, such as memorials and floral tributes.

The stock increased 1.43% or GBX 11 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 782. About 328,086 shares traded. Dignity plc (LON:DTY) has 0.00% since February 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 0.81 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 45 investors sold FITB shares while 234 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. 575.67 million shares or 0.33% more from 573.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nordea Invest Mgmt invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). The Massachusetts-based Wellington Mngmt Gp Llp has invested 0.01% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Fund Sa has invested 0.04% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Fairfield Bush And reported 30,381 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc has invested 1.08% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Illinois-based North Star Mgmt Corporation has invested 0.01% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Profund Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.03% or 26,997 shares in its portfolio. Bessemer Gru Incorporated Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Da Davidson And Company, a Montana-based fund reported 41,722 shares. Nomura Asset Management accumulated 222,091 shares. Service Automobile Association stated it has 1.31 million shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno reported 62,006 shares. Altavista Wealth Mgmt Inc has invested 0.13% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Atwood Palmer owns 2.62% invested in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) for 647,383 shares. Public Sector Pension Board accumulated 39,514 shares.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $5.19 million activity. Hoover Jewell D also sold $119,895 worth of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) shares. The insider ANDERSON LARS C sold 16,485 shares worth $530,570. The insider Hazel Mark D sold 7,500 shares worth $246,098. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $432,900 was made by Spence Timothy on Thursday, October 26. $64,436 worth of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) shares were sold by McWilliams Jelena. 87,613 shares valued at $2.84M were sold by CARMICHAEL GREG D on Tuesday, February 13. Forrest Frank R. sold $960,780 worth of stock or 29,508 shares.

Among 33 analysts covering Fifth Third (NASDAQ:FITB), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Fifth Third had 103 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Sunday, July 23. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $20 target in Friday, January 22 report. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) earned “Sell” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 2. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Sell” rating and $26.0 target in Thursday, December 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 7 by Jefferies. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 22. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) on Monday, September 25 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Jefferies. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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