Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 18 Apr (In 35 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $1.03 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.97 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 75.30%, a profit margin of 37.70%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Most recently, on February 8th, 2019, FIG Partners Upgrade a Outperform rating. Before that, on February 8th, 2019, BofA/Merrill Upgrade to Buy. BofA/Merrill Downgrade a Underperform rating on January 10th, 2019, Barclays Reiterated an Equal Weight rating on January 2nd, 2019, and FIG Partners Downgrade a Market Perform rating on July 20th, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 762.52M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 38.23B. In the last trading day, 3,076,217 shares of BB&T Corporation were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 5.97M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.60 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +1.21% and a moving average of 49.85. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.33 (which is -0.65%) and the stock’s moving average was 50.78. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of BBT changed by $6.81 (which is +15.72%) and demonstrated a moving average of 49.14.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 26.61%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 26.61% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 26.61%. Using a similar metric, BB&T Corporation (BBT) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 23.98% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 23.98% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 23.98%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -0.42 over the past 9 days, -0.73 over the past two weeks, and -0.87 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $50.13 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $56.03 and a low of $40.68. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 59,455,096 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 1,330,755 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 7.79% stake in BB&T Corporation (BBT)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) experienced a high price of $50.29 and low point of $49.83. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 50.13 per share, following a gain of $0.08, or 0.26% during the full day.