BB&T Corporation (
) 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 (
) and J P Morgan Chase & Co (
). 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
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Banking Sector Portfolio (PJB)
- PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF (
- SPDR Bank ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial (
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%.