Fifth Third Bancorp. shares gained ground in a sluggish market Wednesday on news of an analyst's report that the bank could generate an additional $200 million to shareholders over the next three years.

Shares in the Cincinnati banking company rose 37.5 cents to $54.75 after Smith Barney analyst Henry C. Dickson upgraded the stock to "buy" from "outperform" and raised his 18-month target price to $70.

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