BB&T Capital Markets analysts claim top honors for best stock recommendations, earnings estimates

BB&T Capital Markets analysts claim top honors for best stock recommendations,
                              earnings estimates

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 10, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BB&T Capital Markets equity
research analysts received top honors for their stock recommendations and
earnings estimates in an independent national survey by StarMine/Thomson
Reuters.

"We are proud our analysts are consistently recognized for their proficiency
and leadership in stock-picking and earnings estimates," said Rufus Yates,
president and CEO of BB&T Securities and Capital Markets manager. "These
awards clearly demonstrate our commitment to providing clients with timely and
insightful market advice."

The BB&T Capital Markets analysts receiving awards are:

  oHeather Jones – No. 1 in Food Products for stock recommendations
  oMatthew McCall – No. 2 in Commercial Services and Supplies for stock
    recommendations; also a StarMine award winner in 2010 and 2011
  oRobert Norfleet – No. 1 in Construction and Engineering for stock
    recommendations and No. 2 in Construction and Engineering for earnings
    estimates
  oHolden Lewis – No. 1 in Trading Companies and Distribution for earnings
    estimates and a StarMine award winner for seven consecutive years
  oAndrew Wolf – No. 2 in Food and Staples Retailing for earnings estimates;
    this year marks Wolf's 13^th StarMine award in this sector

StarMine's annual survey recognizes the top U.S. analysts in 2013 based on the
returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings
estimates. The StarMine Analyst Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards
for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional
performance throughout the professional investment community. For more
information, please contact markets.awards@thomsonreuters.com or visit
www.excellence.thomsonreuters.com.

About BB&T Capital Markets
BB&T Capital Markets is a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, a wholly owned
nonbank subsidiary of BB&T Corporation and member FINRA/SIPC. BB&T Capital
Markets provides a full spectrum of capital and advisory solutions including
research, sales and trading, equity and debt underwriting, M&A advisory and
corporate banking. More information is available at www.bbtcapitalmarkets.com.

About BB&T
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S.
with $182.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of $23.8 billion, as
of June 30, 2013. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 1,851
financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range
of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management,
mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is
consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and
Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and
others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services
is available at www.BBT.com.



SOURCE BB&T

Website: http://www.BBT.com
Contact: David White, Vice President, Corporate Communications, (336)
733-1471, drwhite@bbandt.com, or Cynthia Williams, Senior Executive Vice
President, Corporate Communications, (336) 733-1478,
Cynthia.Williams@BBandT.com