BB&T Corp. (BBT)

NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 53.49
Day Low/High 54.02 / 54.68
52 Wk Low/High 40.68 / 55.66
Avg Volume 4.85M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 766.30M
Market Cap 41.56B
EPS 4.00
P/E Ratio 13.47
Div & Yield 1.80 (3.20%)

Today's Trades

I have added to my BB&T (BBT), Radian (RDN), General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) longs. I have also added to my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), Caterpillar (CAT) and Facebook (FB) shorts.

A Few Random Observations

I am constantly surprised, at least over the last four quarters, how investors and the media initially respond euphorically to Caterpillar's earnings. I am staying short as the second-half outlook has deteriorated further based on recent dealer stat...

Regional Banks Gain

Gains of 1.5% to 2.0%+ for several regional bank stocks today, as the bulliish bank thesis continues to play out. Among the standouts are MB Financial (MBFI), Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC), Sterling Bancorp (STL), FirstMerit (FMER) and BB&T (...

Bank Stocks on Fire

Bank stocks are "on fire" today. Here is my investment case for this unloved and undervalued group as expressed last week. I am long a lengthy package of regional and money center bank stocks.

BB&T downgraded at JP Morgan

BB&T upgraded at FBR

Not Much to Say or Trade

Today's market has thus far been characterized by another day of painfully low volume, a small bounce back for the market-leading biotech sector, strength in social media and high-beta tech, Qs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P 500), a modest drop in bond yield...

Banks' Stock Prices Will Improve

Banks' Stock Prices Will Improve

The stress tests have set the stage for strength down the line.

Adding Small Long in BofA

I am adding a small long position in Bank of America (BAC) at $15.85, and plan to expand the holding on any further weakness. Since the bank stress test, I have been waiting for an attractive entry point for this bank holding company below $16 per s...

Wait for the Dust to Settle (and It Will)

Wait for the Dust to Settle (and It Will)

There's optimism amid the earnings letdowns.

More on Community Banks

Investing ideas from FJ Capital Management.

BB&T downgraded at Goldman

BB&T estimates, target increased at BMO

An Opportunity in Disguise

An Opportunity in Disguise

We would add to BB&T after the recent pullback. 

BB&T upgraded at Wells

My Top 11 Stocks to Buy on This Dip

My Top 11 Stocks to Buy on This Dip

It's time to start buying selectively during the pullback.

This Morning's Market Setup

Where it began. The bulls will be focused on the benefit of continued low interest rates and its salutary impact on stock valuations. Question: Should market P/E trend higher based on ever easy central bank that brings a lower-than-historical level ...

Banks Continue to Surprise to the Upside

Banks Continue to Surprise to the Upside

We can expect fundamentals and stock prices to improve further in the second half.

Morgan Stanley Financial Conf.

BB&T upgraded at Credit Suisse

BB&T downgraded at Morgan Stanley

Get on the Financials Bandwagon

Get on the Financials Bandwagon

We're still very confident after these earnings results.

Morning Market Look

Let's take a look at the overnight and early-morning price action in the major asset classes. The latter was known as "operating earnings" or "earning ex-items," and it was derived by removing from the GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)...

BB&T upgraded at JP Morgan

A Grim Future for Small Banks

A Grim Future for Small Banks

Many stand to get crushed under the weight of Dodd-Frank.

BB&T upgraded at Morgan Stanley

Looking at Financial Q3 Earnings

Looking at Financial Q3 Earnings

We continue to be bullish on this sector.