Press coverage about BB&T (NYSE:BBT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BB&T earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 44.9619174461418 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- First look: Portrait murals part of BB&T tower transformation into apartments (greenvilleonline.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers BB&T (BBT) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- BB&T Retirement and Institutional Services receives 32 Best-In-Class Awards (prnewswire.com)
- BB&T Corporation, (NYSE: BBT) – Beta Factor Evaluation – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- BB&T scraps SAP core banking tech project (bankingtech.com)
Shares of BB&T stock opened at $54.72 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.87 and a quick ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market cap of $42,533.63, a PE ratio of 19.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.03. BB&T has a 1 year low of $41.17 and a 1 year high of $56.31.
The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 6th were given a $0.045 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 5th. BB&T’s payout ratio is presently 48.18%.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on BBT shares. Citigroup raised shares of BB&T from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of BB&T from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 8th. Raymond James Financial raised shares of BB&T from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of BB&T in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of BB&T from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Sixteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.81.
In other BB&T news, Chairman Kelly S. King sold 60,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total value of $3,280,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Louis B. Lynn sold 3,646 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.63, for a total transaction of $199,180.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 170,078 shares of company stock valued at $9,316,414 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.
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BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for small and mid-size businesses, public agencies, local governments, and individuals. The company operates through four segments: CB-Retail, CB-Commercial, IH&PF, and FS&CF. Its deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.
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