Investors sold shares of BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) on strength during trading on Friday. $21.82 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $29.58 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $7.76 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, BB&T Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. BB&T Corp. traded up $0.10 for the day and closed at $36.77

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Cos. lowered BB&T Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank AG assumed coverage on BB&T Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Barclays PLC decreased their target price on BB&T Corp. from $41.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Raymond James Financial Inc. lowered BB&T Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research report on Sunday, April 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.94.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $35.71 and its 200-day moving average is $34.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.77 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.35.

BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 21st. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.05. The company earned $2.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.59 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.68 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that BB&T Corp. will post $2.76 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP David Hudson Weaver sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.05, for a total value of $140,200.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 10,674 shares in the company, valued at $374,123.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jennifer S. Banner sold 1,545 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.26, for a total value of $56,021.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 31,061 shares in the company, valued at $1,126,271.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the stock. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 11.5% in the fourth quarter. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 30,934 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,170,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 27.9% in the fourth quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 30,938 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,170,000 after buying an additional 6,749 shares in the last quarter. Physicians Financial Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of BB&T Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,271,000. Quantitative Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of BB&T Corp. by 196.5% in the fourth quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 33,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,277,000 after buying an additional 22,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arcus Capital Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of BB&T Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,335,000.

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