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.

BBT was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 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. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 8 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BBT to grow at a rate of 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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BBT has a PEG ratio of 1.07.

BBT has a 52-week high of 49.88 and a 52-week low of 36.21. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.56 percent, 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.