Why Christopher Henson Unloaded 48,524 Stock of BB&T (BBT)?; Prudential plc (PUK) Covered By 3 Bulls

Among 5 analysts covering Prudential Plc (NYSE:PUK), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Prudential Plc had 8 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, March 17, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Wednesday, January 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, April 21. The stock has “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, October 13. The company was initiated on Monday, January 18 by Macquarie Research. The company was reinitiated on Tuesday, February 16 by Berenberg. The stock of Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 31 by Societe Generale. As per Friday, January 15, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. See Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) latest ratings:

Christopher Henson currently serving as President and COO of Bb&T Corp lately sold 48,524 shares of the public firm. The huge insider trade has $2,656,836 U.S Dollars total value, at an average market stock price per share of $54.8. At the moment, Christopher Henson holds a total of 180,406 shares or 0.02% of Bb&T Corp’s market cap. It is an important sell and hence it will probably not remain hidden. The report was made public in a filing dated 29-01-2018 with the SEC.

The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $55.39. About 3.92 million shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since January 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% 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 $43.32 billion. It operates in six divisions: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. It has a 20.22 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.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $11.27 million activity. The insider Henson Christopher L sold 42,233 shares worth $2.01M. LYNN LOUIS B sold 3,646 shares worth $199,181. Another trade for 7,762 shares valued at $373,811 was sold by Bradley W Bennett. Weaver David Hudson sold $410,539 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Wednesday, August 16. Shares for $3.15M were sold by KING KELLY S on Friday, October 20. On Wednesday, October 25 the insider Johnson Robert Jerome JR sold $589,373. Shares for $559,259 were sold by BANNER JENNIFER S.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.23, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 56 investors sold BB&T Corporation shares while 291 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 500.82 million shares or 2.15% less from 511.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thrivent For Lutherans has 41,327 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. California Employees Retirement reported 2.25M shares. Tdam Usa holds 12,979 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Cetera Advsr Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt has 0.05% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 65,720 shares. Davidson And Garrard, a Virginia-based fund reported 67,126 shares. Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership invested in 0.08% or 18,551 shares. Colony Group Limited Co reported 0.03% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Novare Capital Ltd Liability reported 23,717 shares stake. Bp Public Ltd Liability reported 93,000 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Pub Sector Pension Board stated it has 43,469 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ghp Invest Advisors holds 46,839 shares. Rmb Capital Management Ltd Llc accumulated 0% or 104 shares. Moreover, Chesley Taft Assocs Limited Liability has 0.81% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 199,946 shares. Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Corp (Trc) stated it has 229 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. BB&T Corp has $61.0 highest and $35 lowest target. $50.44’s average target is -8.94% below currents $55.39 stock price. BB&T Corp had 95 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Thursday, April 7 to “Outperform” rating. FBR Capital maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, October 11. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 19. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, January 21 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $39 target in Tuesday, April 5 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $48.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. Barclays Capital maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Equal Weight” rating. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Wednesday, September 2.

Prudential plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of retail financial services and products, and asset management services to individuals and businesses primarily in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $64.02 billion. It offers health, disability, critical illness, and accident coverage products; and life insurance products, as well as pension products and annuities. It has a 18 P/E ratio. The firm also provides long-term savings and retirement products; fixed index and variable annuities; and institutional products, including guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, and medium-term note funding agreements.

The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $54.39. About 133,337 shares traded. Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) has risen 20.48% since January 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.78% the S&P500.