An upside earnings surprise would do it except BBT's earnings seldom surprise. Maybe BBT should hire someone from NYB who knows how to produce 2% plus asset returns and 21% plus equity returns.
Snoit, you want 2% ROA & 21% ROE? Look at the quarterly report - BB&T's doing 1.8 and 25 on a cash basis...in a large branching system which is a far different management challenge than a unit bank. You'll get 40 in '04 or my name is Stock.Fan
Fan,Even if they do get to $40 a share what have they done? It is just back to where it was in 1998.However, it will be amusing to see what JA and company puts in the proxy statement to justify their salaries, bonuses, LTIF and other pay.1998 over $402000 37.3122001 36.112002 36.99Are we paying these guys to do the same job over and over again?Regards,Jim