BB&T is one of the stronger banks out there. Perhaps THE strongest of the large regionals. All one has to do is take a look at their financials to see this WSJ article was an obvious plant to drive down the price of the stock so the vultures of Wall Street can make yet another killing. First on the short side, then most likely, later this month, on the long side.
You are exactly correct. I continue to have serious misgivings concerning the intentions of the WSJ. This story on BBT is totally false. One should contact BBT with a request for comments on this article.