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BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31586.2. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BB&T Corporation is 37.65 (with a change from open of -1.63%), this in conjunction with a target price of 39.18. Volume today has so far reached 2562025, with an average volume of about 4097.44. The GAP for this stock, is -1.14%.

The P/E ratio is 14.92, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.58. The current EPS for BB&T Corporation, is 2.59, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -6.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.94%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BB&T Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.69% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.24%. Quarter over quarter is 6.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 21.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 17.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 64.30%. Shares outstanding is 815.97, while shares float is at a value of 811.78. Float short for BB&T Corporation is 1.97% and the short ratio is 3.91.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.92, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.92. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 81.30%. The profit margin is 30.00%.

BB&T Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.00%, and on investment, 9.00%. Return on equity is 8.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.39. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.18 and Price/cash is 11.84, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.82.

The simple moving averages are -0.72% and 7.64% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.50% and the 52 week low is 27.73%.

BB&T Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.10%, with a current price of 37.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 41.50%. This is in an industry, Regional – Southeast Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. BB&T Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Regional – Southeast Banks industry means that BB&T Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.33%, with performance for the month coming to 2.49%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.40%, and for the half year the performance is 10.32%. Volatility for this week is 1.20% and for the month this is 1.48%.

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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