Hello Doc and all the other followers of BB&T. For about six months I have followed closely Doc's comments and I find him to be a most interesting person. I could not let the year 1998 run out without injecting my comments.
I hold BB&T stock ( for more than twenty years) and it has preformed well and I do plan to stay with it.
on this board but have held BBK for 32 years. A couple of added bits of info re: previous msgs: .BB&T began in Wilson, N.C. in 1872, moved headquarters to Winston Salem in connection w/ merger-of-equals in 1995. .BB&T has paid dividends consistently since 1921 (earliest record), even through great depression. .for info...newspaper article yesterday noted that NYSE trading symbol will change from BBK to BBT on January 4,1999.
Headquarters is in Winston since they merged with Sounthern National a few years back. Branch Bank did start in Wilson and was HQ-ed there until merger with SN. BBK still has a large presence in Wilson,NC.