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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BBT. The highest price target was 52.25, which equates to a potential upside of 11.37 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, implying a possible loss of -12.61 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.28 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.28 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.5 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.5 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 8 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BBT is 1.07.

In the last 52-weeks, BBT has achieved a high of 49.88 and a low of 36.21. Today's price is 29.56 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.94 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.