Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp says it bought 210,807 shares in the previous quarter increasing its stake in BB&T Corp (BBT) by 4.4%. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab now owns 219,820 shares worth $10,318,000.
(NYSE:BBT) by 16.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The Average Volume of the company is 4.24 Million, while the Volume of the company in the last trading session was 7.96 Billion. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 55,519,721 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $2,521,151,000 after buying an additional 1,325,018 shares during the last quarter. As of the end of the quarter Bahl & Gaynor Inc had acquired a total of 5,787 shares growing its stake by 0.2%. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.83/share and a low EPS of $0.75/share.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q2 2017. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 2,249 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $191,000 after acquiring an additional 1,499 shares in the last quarter. As of the end of the quarter Lsv Asset Management had sold 101,000 shares trimming its holdings by 3.0%. Orleans Capital Mgmt La has invested 0.43% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). The Horan Capital Advisors Llc holds 7,028 shares with $319,000 value, down from 57,733 last quarter.
In related news, Director James A. Faulkner sold 2,616 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 27th. It is positive, as 62 investors sold BB&T Corporation shares while 256 reduced holdings. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Christopher L. Henson sold 42,233 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.29, for a total transaction of $102,782.64. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 24,341 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,172,262.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
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The company is down by 0.15% since yesterday's close of 46.48. About 6.27M shares traded or 46.50% up from the average. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:BBT) price has been as high as $49.91 and as low as $41.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. The stock has a market cap of $36,392.93, a PE ratio of 15.22, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.00. (NYSE:BBT) traded down 0.28% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $38.51. The insurance provider reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.78. BB&T Corporation had a return on equity of 9.64% and a net margin of 19.42%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.76 EPS. The rating was maintained by Noble Financial on Friday, November 10 with "Buy". This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.84%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 8th. BB&T Corp.'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 44.44%.
When considering a stock buy, many investors seek to know what Wall Street analysts are saying about the company - by looking at the average analyst rating, for example. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price target on BB&T Corporation from $48.50 to $49.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has "Equal Weight" rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Barclays Capital. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $48.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report.
October 20 investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada left the stock rating at "Buy" projecting a price of $50.00.
Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. The Firm conducts its business primarily through its bank subsidiary, Branch Banking and Trust Company, and other nonbank subsidiaries. The Company's divisions include Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Holdings and Financial Services.