BB&T Corp (BBT)

pos +0.07
Today's Range: 39.99 - 40.48 | BBT Avg Daily Volume: 3,756,200
Last Update: 08/03/15 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 5,556,826
YTD Performance: 3.55%
Open: $40.31
Previous Close: $40.27
52 Week Range: $34.50 - $41.90
Oustanding Shares: 723,159,499
Market Cap: 29,367,507,254
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for BBT
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 6 8 8 8
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 15 14 14 14
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.39 2.25 2.25 2.25
Latest Dividend: 0.27
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.66%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/12/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.82
Price Earnings Comparisons:
BBT Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.82 14.70 25.63
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
5.17% 8.78% 28.37%
Revenue -5.00 -0.01 0.00
Net Income 28.70 0.67 0.18
EPS 25.80 0.51 0.15
Earnings for BBT:
Revenue 9.93B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.67 $0.72 $2.72 $3.25
Number of Analysts 15 14 19 18
High Estimate $0.73 $0.76 $2.95 $3.45
Low Estimate $0.63 $0.69 $2.60 $2.96
Prior Year $0.71 $0.76 $2.87 $2.72
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -5.16% -4.89% -5.24% 19.53%
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We have both Draghi and Yellen speaking today.
Greece, economic data and earnings reports will keep things hopping.
I have received numerous emails asking me about bank stocks.
The nice and steady rise in regional bank stocks continue (banks have been the best-performing sector since mid-March when I added several to the Best Ideas List), with most stocks in the financial group making new short-term highs.
I added to my longs in Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF (SPXS) and Invesco California Value Municipal Income Trust (VCV).
I have pared down the following : Bank of America (BAC), BB&T (BBT),  Citigroup (C), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC).
If so, the run in bank stocks may be in jeopardy.
I am going against the grain on this one and shorting MET at $57.40.

Banking on Regional Banks Real Money Pro($)

My package of regional bank stocks are broadly higher today, likely in response to the rise in interest rates over the last 48 hours. Money centers are also doing well. I am standing pat with my long list of 13 holdings in the expectation of a two- to three-year play to the upisde.

BB&T is A-OK in My Book Real Money Pro($)

BBT provides bank exposure to a relatively strong geography that's growing in excess of the overall U.S. growth rate. Second-quarter profits should rebound from a disappointing first-quarter report, with fee income rising, credit improving, good expense control and an improving loan picture. The bank's projected 2015 return on assets (1.18%) and return on tangible capital (14.6%) exceed most large regional banks' figures. BBT is among the more asset-sensitive banks, profiting from an imbalance of rate-sensitive assets over rate-sensitive liabilities. (The bank's most recent 10Q quantifies the benefit of higher interest rates.) BBT trades at 13x compared to its mid-2000s 15x to 16x multiple.  The shares have flatlined over the last year. BBT pays a $1.08-a-share dividend, which I see rising to close to $1.20 next year. Secular EPS growth is estimated at 10%. My 12-month price target is $45/share or +11% return.

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