) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, BB&T fell 16 cents (-0.5%) to $29.44 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.3 million shares of BB&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of five million shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.36-$29.84 after having opened the day at $29.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.60. Other company's within the Financial sector that declined today were:
), down 14.8%,
), down 13.5%,
), down 10.9%, and
), down 9.1%.
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BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company for Branch Banking and Trust Company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. BB&T has a market cap of $21.23 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate BB&T a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates BB&T as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full BB&T Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 17.2%,
), up 15.7%,
), up 14.2%, and
), up 13.4%, were all gainers within the financial sector with
) being today's featured financial sector winner.
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