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BB&T Corporation [NYSE: BBT] gained by 0.89% on the last trading session, reaching $47.08 price per share at the time. BB&T Corporation represents 768.27M in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $35.85B with the latest information.

The BB&T Corporation traded at the price of $47.08 with 1.43 million shares were bought and sold during the latest trading session. Over the period of the last 3 months, the average trading volume of BBT shares recorded 4.33M.

BB&T Corporation [NYSE:BBT]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding BB&T Corporation [BBT], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in December. On average, stock market experts give BBT an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 40.68 to 53.08. This is compared to its latest closing price of $46.66.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for BB&T Corporation [BBT] is sitting at 2.36. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.32.

For the quarter ending in Jun-19 BB&T Corporation [BBT] generated $3.07 billion in sales. That’s 1.76% higher than the average estimate of $3.01 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Thu 17 Oct (In 65 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of BB&T Corporation [BBT]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for BB&T Corporation [BBT] sitting at +32.34, this company’s Net Margin is now 36.50%. These measurements indicate that BB&T Corporation [BBT] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 7.17, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 9.80%. Its Return on Equity is 10.83, and its Return on Assets is 1.44. These metrics suggest that this BB&T Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, BB&T Corporation [BBT] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 95.90. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 48.95, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 12.72. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 69.72, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 31.98. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 13.09. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.65, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.46. BB&T Corporation [BBT] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.22, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.90 and P/E Ratio of 11.65. These metrics all suggest that BB&T Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, BB&T Corporation [BBT] earns $362,741 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.06. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Current Ratio is 0.02.

BB&T Corporation [BBT] has 768.27M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $35.85B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 40.68 to 53.08. At its current price, it has moved down by -11.31% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 15.72% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.15, which indicates that it is 1.92% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 35.27. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is BB&T Corporation [BBT] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of BB&T Corporation [BBT], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.