BBT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been finding it more and more challenging to surpass expectations.

    U.S. Bancorp Finds It Harder To Top Itself

    April 25, 2014
    The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been ...
  2. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  3. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  4. BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  5. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  6. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  7. BB&T Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    We are maintaining our 'Neutral' recommendation on BB&T Corporation (BBT) based on its sound organic growth strategy and ...
  8. What Could Happen To The Banking Sector In 2013

    December 24, 2012
    It looks like 2013 is going to be a very exciting year for banks.
  9. BB&T Takes A Disappointing Step Backwards

    October 19, 2012
    BB&T's disappointing cost growth and forecasted NIM compression hurts the stock.
  10. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  11. A Wobbly Quarter Could Threaten Wells Fargo's Premium

    October 15, 2012
    Wells Fargo's stumble is more of a threat to its valuation than its business.
  12. 2 Breakout Banks to Watch

    September 11, 2012
    The strong action in financials last week suggests it is now becoming a market-leading sector. Drilling down, MoneyShow’s ...
  13. BB&T Still Not Getting Its Due

    July 20, 2012
    BB&T continues to do what it does best.
  14. BB&T Second Quarter Earnings

    July 19, 2012
    BB&T (NYSE:BBT) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 19, 2012. BB&T is a financial holding company ...
  15. Bank Failures: 31 So Far in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Bank failures continue unabated as the U.S. regulators closed down three more banks -- one each in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. ...
  16. BB&T Acquires BankAtlantic

    May 1, 2012
    BB&T Acquires BankAtlantic
  17. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  18. 3 Reasons To Own First Niagara Financial Group

    July 6, 2011
    First Niagara Financial Group's stock is up 4.5% thanks to a healthy dividend. Find out the details behind the gains.
  19. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  20. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  21. Fair Value Proposal For Loans

    June 29, 2010
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board has proposed changes to accounting rules that would require banks to value loans ...
  22. Bigger Isn't Always Better With Regional Banks

    December 10, 2009
    A look at two New England regional banks.
  23. Value Investing In The Banking Sector

    November 24, 2009
    Some healthy banks are using the distressed environment in the banking sector to buy into coveted markets at cheap prices. ...
  24. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  25. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

    March 6, 2009
    There are still a few companies that investors can count on for high dividend yields.
  26. Banks Still Lending Despite Conventional Wisdom

    February 26, 2009
    The conventional wisdom is that banks are contracting lending due to low capital and the recession, but the data so far do ...
  27. Banks In Trouble? Don't Tell That To The Regionals

    July 22, 2008
    Surprise, Surprise. The national banks posted another round of brutal numbers. The sector's real strength lies in the smaller ...
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