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Barclays Highlights Key Factors To Watch For BB&T Corporation

Barclays Highlights Key Factors To Watch For BB&T Corporation
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Barclays lowered its 2Q16 EPS estimate for BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) to $0.64 from $0.68 on a lower GAAP net interest margin. The 2016 EPS estimate now stands at $2.85, compared to $2.89 prior.

"We expect sizable fee revenue growth in 2Q16 (9–11 percent) which we think it should achieve given the low base in 1Q16, seasonal strength in mortgage, a recovery in capital markets fees and its insurance purchase," said Barclays.

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Highlights Ahead

The analysts highlighted major factors worth watching, such as:

    1. Focus Shifts: Shifting away from deal driven growth as management pausing deal activity and now looking to grow organically and deploy capital via buybacks
    2. Deal Integration: Last two of the announced deals closed in 2Q16
    3. Energy: Looking for results of spring borrowing base redetermination period
    4. Efficiency target: With rates remaining low, reaching efficiency target getting tougher

Barclays currently has an Equal-Weight rating on BB&T with a $40 price target.

Latest Ratings for BBT

Mar 2017Hilliard LyonsDowngradesBuyNeutral
Jan 2017Hilliard LyonsUpgradesNeutralBuy
Jan 2017UBSInitiates Coverage OnNeutral

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