|Bid||48.18 x 900|
|Ask||48.19 x 1300|
|Day's Range||48.02 - 49.37|
|52 Week Range||40.68 - 53.08|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.25|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.19|
|Earnings Date||Jul 18, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.62 (3.30%)|
|1y Target Est||55.47|
BB&T Corp and Suntrust Banks announced their new name to the public Truist. The new name will go into effect once the $66 billion merger comes to a close. Truist is supposed to be a combination of the two companies as a "merger of equals." What do you think about the name?
Editor's Note: This article is part of InvestorPlace.com's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. Dana Blankenhorn's pick is Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF).At the start of 2019, when we relaunched our best exchange-traded funds feature, I thought the market was getting frothy and chose to get defensive with the Financial Sector Spider ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo far, that's up 15%. Pretty fly for an old guy. But folks who were more aggressive have done better. The editor of this section, Robert Waldo, has more than doubled me up with his choice, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR). SRVR has big holdings in technology landlords like American Tower (NYSE:AMT), which owns most of those big cell towers you love, and Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), a data center REIT that connects the clouds.Can the big banks come back? Look for ConsolidationHope for a comeback lies in consolidation. The merger of BB&T (NYSE:BBT) and SunTrust (NYSE:STI) to create something called Truist is making investors money. It's a big win for Charlotte, which will be the new bank's headquarters, and a loss for my hometown of Atlanta, where SunTrust is based.The Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE:PB) acquisition of LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) in Dallas gave that state its first big locally owned bank in decades. By such standards it's still a minnow. Total assets will be about $30 billion (SunTrust alone is worth seven times more) but if this is the start of a trend, then XLF investors should benefit. That's because takeovers fuel speculation about more takeovers, leading speculators to feed on potential targets and bankers to start whispering sweet nothings of profit in other bankers' ears. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever Banks Are Payment ProcessorsIn general, however, banks remain subject to the same computerization trend facing other service-based businesses like insurance and real estate. Don't let your kid think he can grow up to sit behind a desk with pillars at either side and a swinging gate in front of him. That's a game for lawyers.I have only been in banks a few times in the last year … once to visit my safety deposit box and another time to use a notary. (You probably thought I was going to say bathroom.) There was a time when I regularly visited my broker's office to deposit checks into my market account, but there's an app for that now.Willie Sutton, the bank robber who supposedly said banks "are where the money is," would today be a geeky hacker, because that's where the money is in banking today. It's in programming.Why sit in front of a banker when you can just borrow through Square (NYSE:SQ) Capital -- they have all your financial figures anyhow. On the other hand, the biggest banks are also the biggest payment processors. They're not going to let that business go without a fight.Expect more deals. Bottom Line on the XLF ETFThe bottom line is that as money continues to become magnetic ink, banks will remain under pressure to consolidate and run off to the dog track with the depositors' money. The likelihood of more scandals like that of Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), once seen as a Donald Trump-era darling, is only going to grow.It all comes down to a new sobering reality. Banks are about to become the new stock market casino. But casinos make good money. And if your kid grew up as a geeky programmer type, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is hiring.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new environmental story, Bridget O'Flynn and the Bear , available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in JPM. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Value Stocks to Buy for the Second Half * 7 Hot Stocks to Buy for a Seemingly Sleepy Summer * 6 Chip Stocks Staring At Big Headwinds in 2019 Compare Brokers The post Best ETFs for 2019: Financial Sector Spider ETF (XLF) Still Has a Chance appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Atlanta Braves fans knew a change to their ballpark was on the horizon when North Carolina-based BB&T and Atlanta-based SunTrust announced a merger back in February. Top executives of BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced last week that the new merged bank will be called Truist Bank and the combined holding company will be named Truist Financial Corp. Speculation continues to rise now as to what SunTrust Park will soon be officially called. Only two years into a 25-year naming rights deal with SunTrust, the youngest park in Major League Baseball is set for a rebrand behind the new merged bank.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. , June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheffield Financial, a division of Branch Banking and Trust Company, and BRP US, Inc. (BRP), recently agreed to a multiyear financing services agreement, ...
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Winston-Salem-based Truliant Federal Credit Union has filed a trademark infringement suit against BB&T; and SunTrust, which last week announced that the combined banks will go by the name Truist.
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BB&T and SunTrust Banks said Wednesday that when their planned merger is completed, their new name will be "Truist." The banks said they worked with Omnicom unit Interbrand to come up with the new name after "focus groups and analytical research" from bank employees and clients. According to the banks, the combined firm, Truist Financial Corp., will be the sixth-largest bank holding company in the U.S. The merger is expected to complete in the third or fourth quarter of 2019, the banks said.
The soon-to-merge BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) has a new name — Truist Financial Corp. "We're excited because we really think we can redefine the client experience and really create a meaningful change in the community," said BB&T Chief Executive Kelly King. King said he believes this brand is a way for the new entity to build on the heritages of BB&T and SunTrust while also positioning the new bank for the future. BB&T and SunTrust announced in February their plans to merge in an all-stock deal valued at about $66 billion.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (BBT) and SunTrust Banks, Inc., (STI) today announced Truist as the name for the combined company to be created through their merger of equals. Truist will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank holding company serving more than 10 million households in the U.S., with a leading presence in many of the most attractive, high-growth markets in the country. Building on 275 years of combined history and culture, Truist's additional size and scale will redefine the client experience through innovative technology and create meaningful change in its communities.
SunTrust and BB&T; said the new name for their combined bank reflects the heritage of both financial institutions. SunTrust's CEO said the home of the Atlanta Braves will not change this season.
Charlotte, North Carolina is the focal point of a brewing war between the big banks, as BB&T and SunTrust merge and giants Chase and U.S. Bank move in.
The merged BB&T; and SunTrust bank will lease 561,000 square feet at this uptown tower for its Charlotte headquarters.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. and ATLANTA, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (BBT) and SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) today announced 214 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina, will be the new corporate headquarters location for the proposed combined company resulting from their merger of equals. Over the next several years, the proposed combined company will transition people to occupy more than 550,000 square feet of the nearly 965,000 square-foot tower. "This is a signature tower in the Uptown area of Charlotte, and the perfect spot for the new company's headquarters," said BB&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kelly S. King.
ATLANTA , June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cousins Properties (NYSE: CUZ) announced today that it has signed a 15-year, 561,000 square-foot lease for the proposed combined corporate headquarters of BB&T Corporation ...
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