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

Sep 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:

  • Heather Jones – No. 1 in Food Products for stock recommendations
  • Matthew McCall – No. 2 in Commercial Services and Supplies for stock recommendations; also a StarMine award winner in 2010 and 2011
  • Robert Norfleet – No. 1 in Construction and Engineering for stock recommendations and No. 2 in Construction and Engineering for earnings estimates
  • Holden Lewis – No. 1 in Trading Companies and Distribution for earnings estimates and a StarMine award winner for seven consecutive years
  • Andrew Wolf – No. 2 in Food and Staples Retailing for earnings estimates; this year marks Wolf's 13th 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 or visit

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

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



For further information: David White, Vice President, Corporate Communications, (336) 733-1471,, or Cynthia Williams, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, (336) 733-1478,

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