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  • dikewalker dikewalker Dec 7, 1997 6:53 PM Flag

    Why the gain

    John Allison made some great strategic moves along his path of creating BB&T into a Super Regional. Sealing off in market aquistions was a good, and still is, a good course. Does this strategy irk Nations and FU....of course. Used to look at merger prices by book myself, now looking at earinings. Anyone out of market willing to pay 30 times earnings? Not anyone east of the Mississippi...

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    • Dike:

      Your right, allison has done a trmendous job on this one.

      FU and Nations have been too tied up buying the big boys (boatsman, signet, corestates), that the little regional ones have gone by the wayside. I'll bet in the next 30 days, BBT buys someone else out. It will look especially good on paper as the share price of BBT has risen.

      My guess? I say we will be at 85 by Dec 31, 1998. Plus dividdends, this is a hot one!

      Dr.

 
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