Shares of BB&T Corp. ( BBT) of Winston-Salem, N.C., closed at $33.10 Friday, returning 34% year-to-date, following a 2% decline during 2011. The shares trade for 2.2 times tangible book value, and for 10.9 times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $3.04. The consensus 2012 EPS estimate is $2.76. Based on a quarterly payout of 20 cents, the shares have a dividend yield of 2.42%. For the 12-month period ended June 30, BB&T's ROA was 0.97%, while the company's ROE was 9.33%. The analyst consensus is for BB&T to report a third-quarter profit of 70 cents a share down from 72 cents the previous quarter, but increasing from 52 cents a year earlier. BB&T on July 31 completed its acquisition of BankAtlantic, bringing on roughly $1.8 billion in loans and $3.5 billion in deposits, and over 70 Florida branches. JPMorgan Chase analyst Vivek Juneja has a neutral rating on BB&T, with a price target of $36.50, saying on Friday that the company "is growing revenues solidly led by faster loan and deposit growth and
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