BB&T Corporation (BBT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2013

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BB&T Corporation ( BBT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BBT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $31.16, the dividend yield is 2.95%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BBT was $31.16, representing a -9.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.37 and a 16.01% increase over the 52 week low of $26.86.

BBT is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). BBT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports BBT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.48%, compared to an industry average of 2.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BBT Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BBT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BBT as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks Index Fund ( IAT )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Banking Sector Portfolio (PJB)
  • PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF ( KBWB )
  • SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IAT with an increase of 12.6% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BBT at 7.15%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BBT , IAT , JPM , KBE , KBWB , PFI , WFC

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