BB&T stock: buy or sell?

BBT stock price: $52.41 -0.72% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


BB&T slightly fell an unpleasant -0.72% and closed at $52.41.

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.

Should I buy BB&T stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, BB&T stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean BBT will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is BB&T stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we gathered 14 ratings published for BBT stock in the last 30 days.

Is BBT a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-9JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral
2019-4-4Raymond JamesOutperformMarket Perform
2019-4-22Morgan StanleyEqual WeightEqual Weight
2019-3-8Odeon Capital Groupn/aBuy
2019-3-6StephensOverweightEqual Weight
2019-3-26Deutsche BankBuyHold
2019-3-25Deutsche BankHoldBuy
2019-2-8FIG PartnersMarket PerformOutperform
2019-2-8Bank of AmericaNeutralBuy
2019-2-11BMO Capital MarketsOutperformOutperform
2019-1-25Deutsche BankBuyHold
2019-1-2BarclaysEqual WeightEqual Weight
2019-1-10Bank of AmericaBuyUnderperform

BB&T stock analysis

Daily outlook

BB&T closed today at $52.41 and slightly fell an unpleasant -0.72%.

BB&T ended today at $52.41 and slightly fell an unpleasant -0.72%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on Sep 5th, BBT climbed $5.10 (10.78%). BBT is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $53.69. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on May, BBT price climbed $4.10 per share (8.49%).

BBT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a super good 8.18% in a week last week, BB&T closed this week at $52.41 and slightly fell a lame -1.23%.

Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early September, BBT climbed $4.76 (9.99%). By mid May, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 7.05%.

BBT stock chart (weekly)

BB&T stock price history

BB&T stock went public on March 18th, 1980 with a price of $0.391. Since then, BBT stock surged a 13,338.50%, with an average of 342.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in BB&T stock in 1980, it would worth $133,385.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

BB&T stock historical price chart

BBT stock reached 52-week highs on Sep 13th at $53.69, and all-time highs 2018-05-22 with a price of 53.72.

BB&T stock price target is $54.00

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' BBT stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We detected 6 price predictions for BB&T stock posted in the last month:
BBT stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-9JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lowers Target$51.50$50.50-1.9%
2019-4-22Morgan StanleyLowers Target$56.00$53.00-5.4%
2019-3-26Deutsche BankDowngradesn/a$45.39-
2019-2-8FIG PartnersUpgradesn/a$60.00-
2019-2-11BMO Capital MarketsRaises Target$52.00$56.007.7%
(in average)$54.40$54.00-1.0%
The price forecast for BB&T stock is $54.00, moving in a range between $60.00 and $45.39. In average, analysts' outlook on BBT price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on April, BB&T . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
BBT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, BB&T annual revenues raised a slightly good 2.13% to $11,558.00 million USD from $11,317.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, aligned with this, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) escalated a 6.85% to 28.01%.

BB&T fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, BB&T TTM sales up to March 2019 were $11,643.00 and earnings $3,241.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review BB&T business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a slightly fine 0.74%. Regarding profit margin, BB&T stayed stable -0.17% to 28.01%

BBT annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$9,501 M-$2,151 M22.6%-
2015$9,864 M3.82%$2,084 M21.1%-3.11%
2016$10,935 M10.86%$2,426 M22.2%16.41%
2017$11,317 M3.49%$2,394 M21.2%-1.32%
2018$11,558 M2.13%$3,237 M28.0%35.21%
TTM $11,643 M0.74%$3,241 M27.8%0.12%

Quarterly financial results

BB&T posted $2,898.00 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -1.43% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $792.00 million with a profit margin of 27.33%. Profit margin remained stable a 0.19% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 27.14%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, BB&T sales marked a beatiful growth and gained a 3.02%.
BBT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q4$2,869 M-$658 M22.9%-
2018-Q1$2,813 M-1.95%$788 M28.0%19.76%
2018-Q2$2,879 M2.35%$819 M28.4%3.93%
2018-Q3$2,926 M1.63%$832 M28.4%1.59%
2018-Q4$2,940 M0.48%$798 M27.1%-4.09%
2019-Q1$2,898 M-1.43%$792 M27.3%-0.75%

BB&T ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For BB&T, 0.77% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of BB&T stock, 66.18% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BBT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to BB&T:

Market cap$40.1 B$3.2 B$1.3 B$539.3 M$5.1 B
Total shares766.0 M95.1 M16.4 M16.6 M312.5 M
Float shares762.5 M94.4 M16.0 M13.6 M307.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)66.2%98.8%65.4%43.8%90.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.8%1.1%6.2%13.0%1.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

BB&T summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$52.32 - $53.19
Previous close$52.79
Session gain-0.72%
Average true range$1.16
50d mov avg$48.94
100d mov avg$48.69
200d mov avg$47.91
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern

BB&T performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared BB&T against BankUnited, City, First Community Bankshares, First Horizon National, Huntington Bancshares, PNC Financial Services, Synovus Financial, SunTrust Banks and United Bankshares in the following table:
FCBCFirst Community B...-0.15%4.82%-2.61%
FHNFirst Horizon Nat...14.69%23.45%-6.42%
HBANHuntington Bancsh...9.70%20.58%-5.36%
PNCPNC Financial Ser...6.76%20.15%0.98%
SNVSynovus Financial7.81%8.68%-21.52%
STISunTrust Banks10.28%20.74%-0.66%
UBSIUnited Bankshares7.01%14.77%5.35%

BB&T competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of BB&T competitors to check if you are interested in investing in BBT:

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