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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT)?

The company in question is, BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) currently with a stock price of 37.85 (-1.66% today). The market cap for BB&T Corporation is 30819.78, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Southeast Banks industry. The target price for BB&T Corporation is 38.64. Currently BB&T Corporation is trading with a P/E of 14.59, and a forward P/E of 12.37. Average volume for BB&T Corporation is 3900.22 and so far today it is 4285700.

Performance in the last year for BB&T Corporation has been 8.92%. For EPS growth, BB&T Corporation has seen a growth of -6.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.11%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 17.00% over the last five years and could be 6.32% for the next five years. BB&T Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 21.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.57%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.61%.

Since the IPO date for BB&T Corporation on the 3/26/1990, BB&T Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 2.61%. With BB&T Corporation trading at 37.85, the dividend yield is 3.17%, and the EPS is 2.59.

So could BB&T Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.59. The PEG is 2.31, P/S is 4.49 and the P/B is at 1.16. The P/cash is 11.56, with P/free cash flow at 9.58.

BB&T Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.92, and total debt/equity at 0.92.

In terms of margins, BB&T Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 81.30% and a profit margin of 30.00%.Payout ratio for BB&T Corporation is 41.50%. Return on assets come to 1.00% with return on investment coming to 9.00%.

Insider ownership for BB&T Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 64.20%. Outstanding shares are at 814.26. While shares float is 811.78. The float short is currently 2.15%, and short ratio is 4.48.

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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