When will BB&T be allowed to raise their dividend. King has stated that it is a priority to return the dividend to similar levels before the crash. They appear to have the EPS to make another step in this direction. They need government approval. Any knowledgeable insight on this?
While I respect BB&T management as being amongst the more honorable of corp. execs, it might be noted that having more stock would grant them more dividends, including a raised dividend. And for the time being, dividends hava a better tax treatment than salaries. Also, I don't see how stock grants decrease dividend payout capabilities. So perhaps the stock grants might be a hint of dividend increases in the future.