I follow many of the SE banks and F&M is very interesting. Aparently, I'm not the only one who thinks that, based on their prices the last few weeks. Most of the other potential (at least as mentioned on this board) BBT targets have also moved up in a tough market. Don't know all the reasons why. Anybody heard anything - especially you folks down in VA?
STI would probably like to buy BBT but I don't think they can pull it off right now. It would take a big drop in BBT to pull it into focus for STI - particularly after their purchase in VA.
I still think ASO would be a good catch for BBT. IMO they would rock the SE with excellent coverage (except for Atlanta I grant you), similer mgt., and class acts in both cases. It would also probably save both from acquisition by ONE or one of the other giants. I think I'm the only one who thinks this is a good match though. Oh well....
Again, welcome. One thing you will usually not find here is a lot of whinning. You need to go to the BAC board for that! Poor Hugh!