(BBT) Holdings Reduced by Macquarie Group Ltd.

Marco Green
March 19, 2018

AXA now owns 1,678,491 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $83,454,000 after buying an additional 1,159,200 shares in the last quarter. About 7.62 million shares traded or 98.62% up from the average. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) has risen 53.78% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.23% the S&P500.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its stake in Bb&T Corporation (BBT) by 195.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gates Capital Management Inc sold 495,071 shares as the company's stock declined 4.48% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 7,129 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $445,000, down from 116,398 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bb&T Securities Llc who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $81.58 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $54.52. About 800,078 shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on April, 25. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.72 EPS. BBT's profit will be $707.39 million for 14.98 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. The insurance provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.04. The SI to Nacco Industries Inc's float is 1.39%. It also reduced its holding in Ford Motor (NYSE:F) by 543,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 162,000 shares, and cut its stake in Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG).

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 insider sales for $16.20 million activity. PATRICIA. 21,025 shares valued at $1.15 million were sold by QUBEIN NIDO R on Monday, February 5. Therefore 68% are positive. Bio-Rad Laboratories had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock's average target of $85.33 is -17.54% below today's ($103.48) share price. Mizuho maintained the shares of MD in report on Friday, April 29 with "Buy" rating. Berenberg has "Buy" rating and $395.0 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, September 28. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by Gabelli. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $60 target in Thursday, October 22 report. The company maintains price to book ratio of 1.61 vs.an industry average at 3.09.

Investors of record on Tuesday, March 6th will be given a $0.045 dividend. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 46 investors sold VLO shares while 310 reduced holdings.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $44.90B and $6.46 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) by 138,340 shares to 342,460 shares, valued at $16.20M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Franklin Street Nc has invested 0.26% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Comerica Bank & Trust accumulated 157,853 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 1.79% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Macnealy Hoover Inv Mngmt owns 1,940 shares. Community Natl Bank Na invested in 2,330 shares. Kistler invested in 1,163 shares. Jolley Asset Management Llc stated it has 3,775 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Barnett And Company Inc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 456 shares. (NYSE:BIO). Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 174,282 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 59,513 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,243,458.50. California State Teachers Retirement owns 1.43 million shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Three Bays Capital Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 913,324 shares. Hikari Ltd has invested 2.11% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M. on Monday, January 8. Therefore 37% are positive. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight" on Friday, February 2. Stephens upgraded the shares of MD in report on Thursday, June 22 to "Overweight" rating.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with "Market Perform" on Friday, November 4. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, October 2 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 15 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has "Hold" rating by FBR Capital given on Monday, April 24.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.33, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 56 investors sold BBT shares while 291 reduced holdings. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BB&T by 2.5% during the fourth quarter. Colony Group Ltd holds 8,149 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees accumulated 30,480 shares. Virtu Fincl Limited Liability Com has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Live Your Vision Lc accumulated 412 shares. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Limited Liability Company stated it has 3,210 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Lpl Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Greenleaf Trust has 0% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 500 shares. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.72 EPS. research analysts predict that BB&T will post 3.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Bahl Gaynor Incorporated reported 5.53 million shares stake. Nationwide Fund Advisors holds 0.13% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 695,121 shares. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned "Buy" rating by Hilliard Lyons on Monday, January 25. Neuberger Berman Limited holds 0.02% or 296,912 shares. Ancora Advsrs Lc has invested 0.03% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT).

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