Norm Lasky has done a lot of work analyzing the earnings outlook for BB&T. He is an expert in the area of finance and banking. His estimate for earnings this year is between $3 and $4, while for 2013 the estimate is near $5. A lot of factors will affect these estimates, so only time will tell.
Incidentally, the estimates from John Seigenthaler of Credit Swiss are worthless. He knows nothing about BB&T in my opinion. I look upon him as a complete idiot.