BB&T Corporation ( BBT ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 02, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BBT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that BBT has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BBT was $29.06, representing a -15.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.37 and a 16.61% increase over the 52 week low of $24.92.
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 $2.54. Zacks Investment Research reports BBT's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 47.7%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.
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 ( PJB )
- PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF ( KBWB )
- SPDR Bank ETF ( KBE )
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWB with an increase of 14.32% over the last 100 days. IAT has the highest percent weighting of BBT at 7.96%.
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