Fifth Third http://wyso.org en Fifth Third Bank's Profit Doubled in 2nd Quarter http://wyso.org/post/fifth-third-banks-profit-doubled-2nd-quarter <p><span class="article-content"><span>Regional banking company Fifth Third Bancorp says its second-quarter earnings more than doubled as credit trends continued to improve.<br /><br />The Cincinnati-based company reports net income of $328 million for April, May and June. That compares with earnings of $130 million in the same period a year ago. Some analysts expect earnings-per-share of 28 cents.<br /><br />Fifth Third says it saw growth in mortgage banking, credit card and corporate banking revenue. They operate more than 1,300 banking centers in 12 states.</span></span></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 1940 at http://wyso.org