With BBT's reinvestment plan who cares what the price per share is. The lower the better. BBT has raised the dividend per share every year since the great depression and never failed to pay a dividend even then. Currently you're getting about 3%, so why complain?
Alison will take care of the shareholders in the long run, he is, after all a large shareholder himself and I'm sure one who wants to go out with a wave instead of a ripple.
Stay long, long, long...As Charles Schabb said: which would you rather do? Put your money in the bank or own the bank?
I agree that dividends are nice, but shouldn't everyone be in the same boat. The shareholders are suppose to be satisfied with the 3% dividend and the regular employees with an average 3% annual raise. Meantime the top six executives are reaping double digit annual raises for the last several years. This includes just cash compensation and they additionally get hundreds of thousand of stock options and other benfits and they have no money at risk. Just seems like something is wrong with this picture. We are suppose to be the owners and should reap the same benfits as the employees including the executives, after all are we not the ones with the investment at risk?
Jim,I vote to end all options big boys.They can take thier own money an buy the stock at the same price we do .Options are a simple way for the big pigs to steal from the little pigs.It makes me sick to my stomach when I see how the big boys are all getting rich at our expense.