Traders purchased shares of BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $35.08 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $23.65 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $11.43 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, BB&T Corp. had the 22nd highest net in-flow for the day. BB&T Corp. traded down ($0.18) for the day and closed at $36.44

A number of research firms have recently commented on BBT. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Saturday, June 4th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Sunday, April 17th. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BB&T Corp. in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. Finally, FIG Partners cut BB&T Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. BB&T Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.78.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $35.75 and its 200-day moving average is $34.26. The stock has a market cap of $28.51 billion and a PE ratio of 14.22.

In other BB&T Corp. news, Director Jennifer S. Banner sold 1,545 shares of the business’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 transaction, the director now owns 31,061 shares in the company, valued at $1,126,271.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director K. David Jr. Boyer sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.73, for a total transaction of $89,325.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 11,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $421,971.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Brown Advisory Inc. increased its position in BB&T Corp. by 29.4% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 82,127 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,105,000 after buying an additional 18,663 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in BB&T Corp. by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 44,752,781 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,692,102,000 after buying an additional 1,130,420 shares during the period. GAM Holding AG increased its position in BB&T Corp. by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 76,544 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,894,000 after buying an additional 2,735 shares during the period. Quantitative Investment Management LLC increased its position in 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 during the period. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. increased its position in BB&T Corp. by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 1,152,981 shares of the company’s stock valued at $44,009,000 after buying an additional 12,441 shares during the period.

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