BB&T Corporation (BBT) is Downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to Hold

BB&T Corporation (BBT) was Downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to ” Hold”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Sandler O’Neill advised their investors in a research report released on Jun 29, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on BB&T Corporation. BB&T Corporation was Upgraded by Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey to ” Buy” on May 16, 2016. BB&T Corporation was Downgraded by Raymond James to ” Mkt Perform” on May 9, 2016. BB&T Corporation was Downgraded by Raymond James to ” Outperform” on Apr 7, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, BB&T Corporation reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.04 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jan 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.72. The company had revenue of $2557.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2587.51 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 EPS.

BB&T Corporation closed down -1.47 points or -4.26% at $33.05 with 58,44,208 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $33.98, the shares hit an intraday low of $32.85 and an intraday high of $34.01 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

In a different news, on May 31, 2016, Jennifer S Banner (director) sold 1,545 shares at $36.26 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 26, 2016, William Rufus Yates (Sr. Executive Vice President) sold 8,500 shares at $35.55 per share price. On May 25, 2016, David Hudson Weaver (Sr. Executive Vice President) sold 4,000 shares at $35.05 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

BB&T Corporation (BB&T) is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its business operations primarily through its bank subsidiary Branch Bank and other nonbank subsidiaries. BB&T’s operations are divided into six reportable business segments: Community Banking Residential Mortgage Banking Dealer Financial Services Specialized Lending Insurance Services and Financial Services and Other Treasury and Corporate. Branch Bank provides a range of banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients in its geographic markets including small and mid-size businesses public agencies local governments and individuals through 1839 offices as of December 31 2014. BB&T’s subsidiaries offer a range of retail and commercial services to retail and commercial clients.

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