BB&T stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
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 Stocks2.com 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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is BB&T stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 14 ratings published for BBT stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-9||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-4-4||Raymond James||Outperform||Market Perform|
|2019-4-22||Morgan Stanley||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-3-8||Odeon Capital Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-2-8||FIG Partners||Market Perform||Outperform|
|2019-2-8||Bank of America||Neutral||Buy|
|2019-2-11||BMO Capital Markets||Outperform||Outperform|
|2019-1-2||Barclays||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-1-10||Bank of America||Buy||Underperform|
BB&T stock analysis
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%).
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%.
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 $54.00Predicting 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-9||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Lowers Target||$51.50||$50.50||-1.9%|
|2019-4-22||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$56.00||$53.00||-5.4%|
|2019-2-11||BMO Capital Markets||Raises Target||$52.00||$56.00||7.7%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%
|2014||$9,501 M||-||$2,151 M22.6%||-|
|2015||$9,864 M||3.82%||$2,084 M21.1%||-3.11%|
|2016||$10,935 M||10.86%||$2,426 M22.2%||16.41%|
|2017||$11,317 M||3.49%||$2,394 M21.2%||-1.32%|
|2018||$11,558 M||2.13%||$3,237 M28.0%||35.21%|
|TTM||$11,643 M||0.74%||$3,241 M27.8%||0.12%|
Quarterly financial resultsBB&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%.
|2017-Q4||$2,869 M||-||$658 M22.9%||-|
|2018-Q1||$2,813 M||-1.95%||$788 M28.0%||19.76%|
|2018-Q2||$2,879 M||2.35%||$819 M28.4%||3.93%|
|2018-Q3||$2,926 M||1.63%||$832 M28.4%||1.59%|
|2018-Q4||$2,940 M||0.48%||$798 M27.1%||-4.09%|
|2019-Q1||$2,898 M||-1.43%||$792 M27.3%||-0.75%|
BB&T ownershipWhen 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 shares||766.0 M||95.1 M||16.4 M||16.6 M||312.5 M|
|Float shares||762.5 M||94.4 M||16.0 M||13.6 M||307.6 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$52.32 - $53.19|
|Average true range||$1.16|
|50d mov avg||$48.94|
|100d mov avg||$48.69|
|200d mov avg||$47.91|
BB&T performanceStocks 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%|
|PNCPNC Financial Ser...||6.76%||20.15%||0.98%|
BB&T competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of BB&T competitors to check if you are interested in investing in BBT:
- BankUnited (BKU)
- City (CHCO)
- First Community Bankshares (FCBC)
- First Horizon National (FHN)
- Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)
- PNC Financial Services (PNC)
- Synovus Financial (SNV)
- SunTrust Banks (STI)
- United Bankshares (UBSI)
Latest BB&T stock news
- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: BB&T, Mondelez International and Host Hotels and ResortsAugust 1, 2019
- Seeking AlphaFee Income And Loan Growth Helping BB&T, But Asset Sensitivity Is A Growing RiskJuly 22, 2019
- Seeking AlphaBB&T Basically On Track Ahead Of Its Game-Changing MergerApril 24, 2019
- InvestorPlaceSTI, BBT: SunTrust Stock Shines on BB&T Merger NewsFebruary 7, 2019
- Seeking AlphaBB&T's Outlook And Discipline Seem To Be What The Street WantsOctober 19, 2018