North Carolina's No. 2 regional bank is expected to generate higher loan growth and regional expansion, justifying Wall Street's recent price target increase.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/7/15, Bank of Kentucky Financial Corp. will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 1/23/15.
It's best for investors to wait for clearer signs that BB&T can execute its expansion plans but not hurt its bottom line.
Huntington, which has bought back 32 million shares of its stock in the last 12 months, won't remain a secret forever.
BB&T shares are going to trade in a tight range until the company shows it can produce enough of a return from the money it has spent on acquisitions.