BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) – Stock analysts at FIG Partners issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of BB&T Corp. in a research report issued on Monday. FIG Partners analyst C. Marinac forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.80 for the quarter. FIG Partners also issued estimates for BB&T Corp.’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.35 EPS.

BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 19th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.05. The firm earned $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.77 billion. BB&T Corp. had a net margin of 20.54% and a return on equity of 9.45%. The business’s revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.70 earnings per share.

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Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, September 28th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Stephens downgraded BB&T Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.79.

Shares of BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) traded up 1.52% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $43.47. 2,781,079 shares of the stock were exchanged. BB&T Corp. has a 12 month low of $29.95 and a 12 month high of $43.47. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $39.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $37.12. The stock has a market cap of $35.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.15 and a beta of 1.02.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 8th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.80%. BB&T Corp.’s payout ratio is 44.44%.

In other BB&T Corp. news, insider Cynthia B. Powell sold 9,012 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.21, for a total transaction of $380,396.52. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 20,428 shares in the company, valued at $862,265.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Cynthia B. Powell sold 7,047 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.36, for a total value of $284,416.92. Following the sale, the insider now owns 18,463 shares in the company, valued at $745,166.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.88% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 7.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 49,616,129 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,766,830,000 after buying an additional 3,244,045 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 3.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 35,285,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,256,536,000 after buying an additional 1,337,976 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 1.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 21,065,275 shares of the company’s stock valued at $794,582,000 after buying an additional 260,954 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 6.9% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 20,026,105 shares of the company’s stock valued at $713,129,000 after buying an additional 1,289,115 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 1.1% in the third quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 16,914,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $638,015,000 after buying an additional 188,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 63.81% of the company’s stock.

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