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Captrust Financial Advisors Invests $2.12 Million in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) Stock

Captrust Financial Advisors acquired a new stake in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 46,643 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,118,000.

everal other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Norinchukin Bank The lifted its holdings in shares of BB&T Corporation by 8.5% in the second quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 34,741 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after buying an additional 2,729 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of BB&T Corporation by 0.7% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,819,041 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $218,841,000 after purchasing an additional 31,922 shares during the period. Chemical Bank raised its position in shares of BB&T Corporation by 2.2% during the second quarter. Chemical Bank now owns 4,728 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $215,000 after purchasing an additional 103 shares during the period. Associated Banc Corp raised its position in shares of BB&T Corporation by 1.1% during the second quarter. Associated Banc Corp now owns 110,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $5,004,000 after purchasing an additional 1,181 shares during the period. Finally, Strategic Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of BB&T Corporation by 0.6% during the second quarter. Strategic Advisors LLC now owns 33,414 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,517,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.25% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised BB&T Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Wells Fargo & Company assumed coverage on BB&T Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Macquarie raised BB&T Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of BB&T Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 target price on shares of BB&T Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.38.

In related news, EVP William Rufus Yates sold 28,515 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.07, for a total transaction of $1,342,201.05. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 34,887 shares in the company, valued at $1,642,131.09. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Also, insider Robert Jerome Johnson, Jr. sold 18,343 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.19, for a total transaction of $865,606.17. Insiders sold 55,610 shares of company stock worth $2,618,364 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

Shares of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) opened at 46.08 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $46.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.85. BB&T Corporation has a 12 month low of $36.80 and a 12 month high of $49.88. The company has a market cap of $37.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.20 and a beta of 1.08.

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The insurance provider reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.77. BB&T Corporation had a net margin of 19.57% and a return on equity of 9.62%. The company had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.89 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that BB&T Corporation will post $2.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BB&T Corporation declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, June 28th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.88 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the insurance provider to reacquire up to 5.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th were given a $0.33 dividend. This is a boost from BB&T Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.92%. BB&T Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 49.25%.

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