BB&T Corporation [NYSE: BBT] shares went lower by -0.07% from its previous closing of $54.37, now trading at the price of $54.33, also adding -0.04 points. Is BBT stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 657058 contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of BBT shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 760.76M float and a -0.86% run over in the last seven days. BBT share price has been hovering between $55.66 and $40.68 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

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

Its stock price has been found in the range of 40.68 to 55.66. This is compared to its latest closing price of $54.37.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Thu 16 Jan (In 63 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 35.10%. 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.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 14.31. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 5.06, 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 13.66. 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 763.37M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $41.50B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 40.68 to 55.66. At its current price, it has moved down by -2.39% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 33.55% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.18, which indicates that it is 1.37% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 54.38. 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], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.