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Fifth Third Bancorp’s 3Q performance tops Street’s view

October 20, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifth Third Bancorp’s third-quarter profit handily topped Wall Street’s view, bolstered by a large one-time gain.

The regional bank’s net income available to common shareholders was $501 million, or 65 cents per share, for the three months ended in September. The Cincinnati-based company earned $366 million, or 45 cents per share, in the prior-year period.

That easily beat the 41 cents per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected.

The current quarter’s results included a $280 million gain related to some tax receivable agreements.

Revenue increased to $1.75 billion from $1.62 billion, topping the $1.66 billion that analysts polled by Zacks forecast.

Its shares rose 8 cents to $20.60 in morning trading Thursday. Its shares have risen more than 9 percent over the past year.

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