Insider Trade: BB&T (BBT)’s Sr. Executive Vice President Donna Goodrich Sold 44,960 shares; Griffin Asset Management Raised By $395,800 Its Metlife (MET) Stake

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Griffin Asset Management Inc increased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 10.72% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Griffin Asset Management Inc acquired 7,916 shares as Metlife Inc (MET)’s stock declined 10.38%. The Griffin Asset Management Inc holds 81,776 shares with $4.14M value, up from 73,860 last quarter. Metlife Inc now has $50.16 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $48.39. About 2.80 million shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 1.24% since April 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding firm that provides various banking and trust services for small and mid-size businesses, public agencies, local governments, and individuals. The company has market cap of $41.65 billion. It operates in six divisions: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. It has a 19.49 P/E ratio. The company's deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.

Donna Goodrich, an insider of Bb&T Corp, currently Sr. Executive Vice President not a long ago disclosed a substantial sale with the Security Exchange Commission. As discovered in the legal document, Donna Goodrich purchased 44,960 shares of the Pinksheet-listed Bb&T Corp, priced at $53.6 per share. $2,409,393 U.S Dollars was the sale’s value. The SEC filing’s date was 27-04-2018. Donna Goodrich now indirectly owns 13393 shares. She also directly owns 49850 shares. In total she holds a stake of 0.01%.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $9.32 million activity. Boyer K. David Jr. had sold 2,500 shares worth $137,587 on Tuesday, February 20. Starnes Clarke R III also sold $1.25M worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, February 20. $155,943 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) shares were sold by HENRY I. PATRICIA. $486,760 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) was sold by Powell Cynthia B. Shares for $1.15M were sold by QUBEIN NIDO R on Monday, February 5. Henson Christopher L sold $2.66M worth of stock. LYNN LOUIS B sold $199,181 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Monday, January 22.

The stock increased 0.17% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $53.41. About 4.76 million shares traded or 16.56% up from the average. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 16.87% since April 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Pennsylvania-based Federated Pa has invested 0% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Vnbtrust Association has 0.34% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Signature Financial Mgmt stated it has 0.1% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Cambiar Invsts owns 0.83% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 1.07M shares. Srb holds 0.03% or 4,069 shares. Tompkins Fin Corporation has 54,145 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. 3.58M were reported by Morgan Stanley. Kepos L P owns 76,319 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Westpac Corporation owns 52,771 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Sa owns 19,989 shares. Banque Pictet Cie Sa has 5,133 shares. Whittier Of Nevada reported 0.01% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Ipswich Management Com reported 43,760 shares. Gamble Jones Inv Counsel holds 10,872 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Moreover, Piedmont Investment Advsrs Llc has 0.17% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 169,409 shares.

Among 32 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. BB&T Corp has $64.0 highest and $35 lowest target. $51.36’s average target is -3.84% below currents $53.41 stock price. BB&T Corp had 112 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Wells Fargo. On Thursday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 20. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, January 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 24 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, August 23. BMO Capital Markets maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) rating on Thursday, April 19. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $6300 target. Robert W. Baird maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Friday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 8.

Griffin Asset Management Inc decreased Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 8,832 shares to 90,013 valued at $5.76 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) stake by 2,910 shares and now owns 5,974 shares. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was reduced too.

Among 19 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. MetLife had 57 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, June 28. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MET in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Friday, January 22 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Argus Research maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, November 6. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $60 target. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Monday, January 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, May 5.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold MET shares while 330 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 290 raised stakes. 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less from 784.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vermont-based Hanson And Doremus Mngmt has invested 0.01% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Wunderlich Cap Managemnt reported 24,598 shares. American Gru Incorporated stated it has 404,497 shares. Nuwave Invest Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 13,534 shares. Jnba Finance Advisors owns 0% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 170 shares. Kcm Inv Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 4,214 shares. 830,823 are held by Loomis Sayles And Company Limited Partnership. 246,273 are owned by Fjarde Ap. Moreover, M Holdings has 0.09% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 7,019 shares. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability accumulated 11,094 shares. Cullinan Inc has invested 0.43% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). First Commonwealth Pa has 0.82% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 15,271 shares. Veritable Lp owns 23,821 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Asset Mgmt has invested 0.21% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Blume Cap Mgmt invested in 3.05% or 117,952 shares.

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