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 highest price target was 52.25, implying potential capital gains of 11.37 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 41, implying a possible loss of -12.61 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.28 percent. That number becomes 1.28 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.5 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.5 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 8 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BBT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 16.42 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.