BB&T Corporation ( BBT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.405 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03, 2019. Shareholders who purchased BBT 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. At the current stock price of $49.86, the dividend yield is 3.25%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BBT was $49.86, representing a -11.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.03 and a 22.57% increase over the 52 week low of $40.68.
BBT is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ). BBT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.94. Zacks Investment Research reports BBT's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 6.51%, compared to an industry average of 6.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BBT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BBT as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF ( IAT )
- First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF ( FTXO )
- Invesco KBW Bank ETF ( KBWB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAT with an increase of 12.72% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BBT at 6.95%.
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