BB&T (BBT) At $51.95 Forms Top; Barnes Group Inc. (B) Had 4 Analysts Last Week

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BB&T Corporation (BBT) formed multiple top with $54.55 target or 5.00% above today’s $51.95 share price. BB&T Corporation (BBT) has $40.38B valuation. The stock decreased 2.07% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $51.95. About 2.68M shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 16.87% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.32% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Barnes Group (NYSE:B), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Barnes Group had 24 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, February 12. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of B in report on Friday, August 7 to “Outperform” rating. SunTrust maintained the shares of B in report on Monday, January 8 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 11 by DA Davidson. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Monday, October 19. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, February 16. Sidoti upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Oppenheimer. See Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) latest ratings:

16/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $64.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $67.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 41 investors sold BB&T Corporation shares while 269 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 479.66 million shares or 4.23% less from 500.82 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 2.47M shares. Wesbanco Bank Inc invested in 0.49% or 144,998 shares. Comerica Bancshares reported 0.21% stake. Moreover, Schafer Cullen Management has 0.01% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Fincl Bank invested 0.32% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams holds 6,135 shares. White Pine Capital Limited Com holds 6,550 shares. First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0.01% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) or 9,656 shares. American Natl Insurance Tx has 95,190 shares. 5,136 are held by Gradient Invs Ltd Co. Altavista Wealth Inc owns 10,988 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Central National Bank owns 11,046 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt reported 1.34 million shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Communications Ltd reported 0.04% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Moreover, Winslow Evans And Crocker has 0% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 42 shares.

Analysts await BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) to report earnings on April, 19 before the open. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, up 22.97% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.74 per share. BBT’s profit will be $707.40 million for 14.27 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by BB&T Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.33% EPS growth.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 insider sales for $16.20 million activity. BANNER JENNIFER S had sold 11,508 shares worth $559,259. Shares for $2.01 million were sold by Henson Christopher L on Friday, October 20. 60,000 shares were sold by KING KELLY S, worth $3.28 million. The insider Wilson Donta L sold $201,929. On Tuesday, February 20 Starnes Clarke R III sold $1.25M worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) or 22,629 shares. $137,587 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) was sold by Boyer K. David Jr.. Johnson Robert Jerome JR sold $589,373 worth of stock.

Among 31 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. BB&T Corp has $64.0 highest and $35 lowest target. $50.96’s average target is -1.91% below currents $51.95 stock price. BB&T Corp had 102 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BBT in report on Friday, January 22 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Thursday, January 18. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Oppenheimer. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) rating on Tuesday, October 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $48.0 target. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 9 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 25 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, June 29. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley downgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Monday, November 14 to “Underweight” rating. Raymond James downgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Thursday, April 7 to “Outperform” rating.

Barnes Group Inc. operates as an industrial and aerospace maker and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The company has market cap of $3.20 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Industrial and Aerospace. It has a 55.36 P/E ratio. The Industrial segment offers precision parts, products, and systems for applications serving various clients in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices, and energy.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $743,077 activity. $107,712 worth of stock was sold by BARNES THOMAS O on Friday, February 23. BENANAV GARY G bought $1,809 worth of stock. The insider Hipple Richard J bought $80,678. MANGUM MYLLE H bought $1,809 worth of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) on Friday, March 9. ACKER MARIAN also sold $496,161 worth of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) shares.

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