Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, regional bank BB&T (NYSE: BBT ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BB&T's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Winston-Salem, N.C. (1872)
||Chairman/CEO Kelly King
CFO Daryl Bible
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$5.9 billion / $27.6 billion
||Bank of America
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 88% of the 768 members who have rated BB&T believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this year, one of those Fools, TMFDivine, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:
Solid, conservative bank that should rise faster than peers in the Financial industry as the industry as a whole recovers. They look to be well-positioned in contrast to their competition because they are financially sound and continue to expand and acquire smaller banks and a greater customer base. ... [S]o many people are disillusioned with the larger Wall Street banks, seen as poor in customer service and insensitive to the average citizen on Main Street. BB&T does not have this image problem, and in fact its humble beginnings as a bank for rural farmers and areas of the Southeast supported largely by agriculture lends some legitimacy to this view and proves to be a major, inimitable advantage the company has over its peers.
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