BB&T Corporation (BBT) Holdings Boosted by WINTON GROUP Ltd

Liberty Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of BB&T Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at about $136,000.

An earnings forecast is an analyst's outlook for a company's future quarterly or annual earnings. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,844,945 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $129,188,000 after acquiring an additional 15,971 shares in the last quarter. HRT Financial LLC increased its stake in BB&T Corporation by 26.2% in the first quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in shares of BB&T Corporation by 0.3% in the 1st quarter.

On 1/24/2017 BB&T Corporation announced a quarterly dividend of $0.30 2.55% with an ex dividend date of 2/8/2017 which will be payable on 3/1/2017. Invest Centers Of America Inc stated it has 32,947 shares. In total, 4.25 M shares exchanged hands for about $197.64 million. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 9,247 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $419,000 after acquiring an additional 367 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Shelter Mutual Insurance Co increased its stake in BB&T Corporation by 145.5% in the second quarter. Institutional investors own 64.25% of the company's stock. In the most recent session, the stock price hovered around $0.36 (0.77%) between intraday high and intraday low. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.07, for a total value of $1,342,201.05. Short shares fell 1,633,998 over that timeframe. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

BB&T Corporation is maintained at an average hold rating by 29 stock analysts, and there are at least 2.34% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold.

Investigating the productivity proportions of BB&T Corporation stock, speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 8.1%, 3.9% and 10.2%, individually. October 9 investment analysts at Citigroup held the company rating at "Neutral" and raised the price expectation from $41.00 to $49.00. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 28 report.

08/09/2017 - Wells Fargo began new coverage on BB&T Corporation giving the company a "market perform" rating. Insider ownership during the previous year has decreased by a net of 2.46 million shares. About shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since October 19, 2016 and is uptrending. BBT's average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of BBT's future price movements. The company has a market capitalization of $37.37 billion, a PE ratio of 17.26 and a beta of 1.07. BB&T Corporation has a one year low of $38.23 and a one year high of $49.88.

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has a 20-day RSI of 51.98%. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 161.29% or $0.50 from last year's $-0.31 per share. The company had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.89 billion. The Connecticut-based Virtus Investment Advisers has invested 0.19% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 52.56 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.13. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.68 and is projected to be $2.81 for the current year with 808,092,000 shares now outstanding.

BB&T Corporation declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, June 28th that allows the company to buyback $1.88 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the insurance provider to buy up to 5.2% of its stock through open market purchases. This is usually interpreted as a good sign as traders widely believe rising stock should see increasing volume.

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BB&T Corporation is based in US, in the very big sector Financial. The Firm conducts its business primarily through its bank subsidiary, Branch Banking and Trust Company, and other nonbank subsidiaries.

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