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  • btdarb btdarb Jul 31, 2009 4:52 PM Flag


    While we'd all like to see the dividend back at its previous level (or higher), and eventually that's likely to happen, I don't think BB&T can afford to pay more than the reduced dividend at this time. Their recent earnings do not justify anything above what they're currently paying. I think they're going to get some opportunities to absorb business from some of the smaller players out there as they fail, and that's a better long term use for their cash flow than paying out a bigger dividend. They're also likely going to have some issues with Commercial Real Estate loans to contend with going forward, so holding on to cash is probably a good move, at least for now....

    It's hard to be patient when a company lays a big dividend reduction on you, but I think this is a long term winner, so I'll stick with it.


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