I know what you're alluding to. I like dividends as much as anyone, but even old-school investment involves at least a decent price appreciation over time. I've held the BBT for 10 years now. Started out strong but for the past 5 years has been flat. It should have increased more over that period. And the clear trend is up to 42, then quickly back to 38. That is a day trade stock, my friend.
Have you ever considered selling the stock if you don't like it and buy something else. What is posted to this board will not effect the price of the stock or how the bank is run. You are just kidding yourself if you think otherwise.
Have a good weekend. By the way my big toe is acting a little funny today. Monday might be a bottom and time to buy. I will consult with my big toe Monday.