Analyst Ratings for BB&T Corp. (BBT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. BBT had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

7 analysts declared BBT a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 20 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for BBT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 52.25, which equates to a potential upside of 11.37 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 41, implying a possible loss of -12.61 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.28 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.28 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.5 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.5 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 8 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of BBT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.42 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BBT has a PEG ratio of 1.07.

In the last 52-weeks, BBT has achieved a high of 49.88 and a low of 36.21. Currently the stock is 29.56 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.94 percent. BBT has a price/earnings ratio of 17.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BBT value stock report compares BBT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $38.04 billion. BBT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.