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Bank of Nova Scotia Grows Holdings in BB&T Corporation (BBT)

Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. The company has market cap of $13.01 billion.

The stock decreased 0.68% or GBX 6.9 on October 20, reaching GBX 1003.1.

About 224,661 shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since October 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

When considering a new stock purchase, a lot of investors find out how Wall Street analysts feel about the company before they buy in. Mastercard Incorporated Cl A now has $154.95 billion valuation. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.07, for a total transaction of $1,342,201.05. It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. Its up 0.05, from 1.11 in 2017Q1.

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. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in BB&T Corporation by 3.2% in the 1st quarter. The insurance provider reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.78. First Allied Advisory Ser has 0.02% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Computacenter plc (LON:CCC) for 152,700 shares. Rech holds 0.37% or 26.05 million shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.05% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Sheets Smith Wealth owns 19,222 shares.

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. Argyle holds 0.95% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 51,300 shares. Causeway Mngmt Lc accumulated 414,856 shares or 0.18% of the stock. 385.84 million shares or 1.02% less from 389.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Century Cos Inc has 0.34% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 7.21 million shares. New England Research And Management stated it has 37,940 shares.

Parsec Management owns 18,060 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Insiders sold 55,610 shares of company stock valued at $2,618,364 in the last quarter. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reduced too. Janus Capital Management LLC raised its position in BB&T Corporation by 46.8% in the 1st quarter. Therefore 32% are positive. More interesting news about BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "BB&T Absorbing Short-Term Pain For Long-Term Gains" with publication date: October 20, 2017. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Thursday, April 7. The stock increased 1.63% or $0.76 on October 20, reaching $47.5. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of BBT in report on Monday, November 14 to "Underweight" rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Equal Weight" rating and $43 target in Friday, October 16 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Hold" rating and $45.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, April 5. Therefore 35% are positive. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 8th. The rating was maintained by Investec with "Buy" on Wednesday, October 21. The company was initiated on Wednesday, February 15 by Loop Capital. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Monday, March 27 with "Buy". The company's revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. MA's profit will be $1.30B for 29.82 P/E if the $1.22 EPS becomes a reality.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $74,827 activity. Its up 0.17, from 0.33 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 480 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 210 raised stakes. 790.40 million shares or 0.23% less from 792.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Cambridge Inv Rech Inc owns 75,171 shares. Apg Asset Management Nv invested in 0.04% or 532,382 shares.

The SMA20 for the stock is at 1.75 percent, SMA50 stands at 3.24 percent, while SMA200 is 4.48 Percent. Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 331,815 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Ifc Hldg Fl accumulated 12,373 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Denver Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Co reported 2,642 shares. Amer Bancorp has 0.01% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Roosevelt Inv Group owns 90,309 shares or 1.01% of their USA portfolio.

Causeway Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Astrazeneca Plc (AV) by 43.56% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marshall & Sullivan Wa invested 2.03% in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating and issued a $49.00 price objective on shares of BB&T Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 5.03 million shares.

Crestwood Advisors Llc increased Priceline Grp Inc Com New (NASDAQ:PCLN) stake by 180 shares to 9,445 valued at $19.12M in 2017Q2.

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