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Is BB&T Corporation(NYSE: BBT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. BB&T Corporation is in the Regional – Southeast Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for BB&T Corporation, is 3921.97, and so far today it has a volume of 3871000. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 3.88%.

To help you determine whether BB&T Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.77 and forward P/E is 12.51. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BB&T Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.34. P/S ratio is 4.53 and the P/B ratio is 1.17. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.68 and 9.68 respectively.

At the current price BB&T Corporation is trading at, 38.32 (-0.47% today), BB&T Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.59, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.18% after growing -6.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.30%, and 21.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 812.78, and the number of shares float is 811.77. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 64.30%. The float short is 2.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.46. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for BB&T Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.92 and total debt/equity is 0.92. In terms of margins, BB&T Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 81.30%, and BB&T Corporation has a profit margin of 30.00%.

The 52 week high is -0.49%, with 30.02% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.11% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.01%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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