BB&T (BBT) Rating Increased to Outperform at Citigroup

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

Bluestein R H & Company who had been investing in Nucor Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.94B market cap company.

(MRK) by 9.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Merchants Corp now owns 80,743 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $3,790,000 after acquiring an additional 6,753 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 185,582 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.71M, up from 167,917 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 2.11 million shares. Jefferies maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Friday, September 15 with "Hold" rating. It has outperformed by 49.42% the S&P500. Jefferies Group Llc acquired 20,200 shares as Bb&T Corp (Call) (BBT)'s stock declined 11.91%. The Rwc Asset Management Llp holds 316,030 shares with $33.72 million value, up from 256,044 last quarter. Bb&T Corp now has $41.92 billion valuation. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $0.72 and compares with the $0.50 52-week low. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500. Also, insider Donna C. Goodrich sold 10,799 shares of BB&T stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. Shares for $373,811 were sold by Bradley W Bennett on Thursday, October 26. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.05% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). On Friday, October 20 the insider KING KELLY S sold $3.15 million. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $53.14. UR-Energy Inc. has 1 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -18.04% from its high of $0.91 to a $105.27 million market value through last close. 81 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $53.16 on volume of 3.62 million shares. 232.46 million shares or 1.40% less from 235.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Minerva Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 16,170 shares. Schwartz Inv Counsel invested in 1.25% or 426,500 shares. Wells Fargo Com Mn owns 6.53M shares. Palladium Prtnrs Lc has 0.44% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 123,448 shares. Paloma Prtn Mgmt reported 42,857 shares. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that BB&T will post 3.1 EPS for the current fiscal year. Ing Groep Nv invested in 42,063 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 12,910 were reported by Foster & Motley.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. BBT was included in 86 notes of analysts from July 17, 2015. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 22. On Wednesday, January 11 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with "Neutral". Vining Sparks reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $59.00 target price on shares of BB&T in a report on Monday, January 8th. Macquarie Research upgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Friday, August 4 to "Hold" rating. Oppenheimer now has a "Hold" rating on the stock. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Stephens given on Thursday, October 5.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.23 in 2017Q2. Community Trust & Invest Company invested in 14,175 shares. 3 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. Umb Bancorp N A Mo holds 0.53% or 330,405 shares in its portfolio. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 0.52% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. Rbf Cap Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 259,743 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Carlton Hofferkamp Jenks Wealth Ltd invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. Georgia-based Synovus Finance Corporation has invested 0.04% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). (NYSE:V) or 72,790 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 47,182 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,206,702.14. Hbk LP has invested 0.29% in Merck & Co., Inc. Hl Fincl Ltd Liability has invested 0.28% in Merck & Co., Inc. Mobile TeleSystems had 19 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 65% are positive. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by Societe Generale. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Raymond James given on Friday, September 4. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Wednesday, October 12 by Deutsche Bank. Bank of America downgraded the shares of V in report on Thursday, February 11 to "Neutral" rating. FBR Capital maintained Visa Inc. Morgan Stanley downgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Monday, November 14 to "Underweight" rating.

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc, which manages about $1.50 billion and $897.12M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by 4,400 shares to 99,156 shares, valued at $13.11 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NYSE:JW.A) by 21,875 shares to 40,780 shares, valued at $2.18M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBT) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 19th. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 9.59% or $0.07 from last year's $0.73 per share. CNHI's profit will be $177.28 million for 28.71 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. The insurance provider reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.78.

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