Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Ongoing Progress At BB&T, But Plenty Left To Do

I've complained in the past that BB&T (NYSE:BBT) doesn't always get its due in the sell-side community, and the stock's so-so performance over the past year would seem to back that up. Certainly there are legitimate questions to ask about the company's net interest margin, return on equity, and capital deployment plans. At the same time, though, the company has built an impressive franchise footprint and has multiple levers to pull for incremental growth. On balance, BB&T remains one of the more attractive risk-reward prospects among the larger banks.

Fourth Quarter Results Pretty Good Down The Line

Whether on an adjusted or reported basis, BB&T's fourth quarter results were respectable. The company didn't offer any major positive surprises,...

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