I should've known I can't fool a slick dude like you. Next time you see me in that pickup, just come right up in front, bang hard on the hood, and holler: "I'm Plum tickled! Kick my ass! Please!"
you say you fum New york........I could swear i saw you leaving Anson County community college last week, in an old pickup truk wih a bumper stiker what says "girls kick ass".
guessing game, my view is that BBT is likely to
stay south of the Mason-Dixon line. TN and GA are
where it is more likely to expand. They have been an
unsuccessful bidder in TN, but that surely indicates they're
very interested and are likely to keep trying. The
Nashville metro area is a hot growth market; Dell is
expanding there, and a giant mall is being built at
Opryland ("Your shoppin' heart will tell on you ... " will
be the theme song! "You'll cry and cry for another
credit card ...")
Then maybe FL and
BBTFan I bet can offer us more on this!
Would it make sense for BB&T to merge with or acquire a NJ/PA bank to expand geographic boundaries? Likely candidates include Sovereign (SVRN), Summit (SUB) or Commerce (CBH). Any thoughts?
Yep. They have a decent trust subsidiary, and a
growing insurance business. Heavy into retail
distribution (branches, ATMs)with some sound commercial
clients thrown in. Structurally, not very different from
FVB: multi-bank holding company - multiple smaller
conversions v. one larger one. Look at a map of VA. FMN is in
all the places BB&T is not. Fits geographically, and
not a bad fit philosophically. Chairman's remarks a
the recent shareholders meeting were very telling.
Always in the past, talk of a sale was tabu. This year,
not only was the sale discussed, but likely prices
for the stock were, too. If it walks like a duck, and
quacks like a duck ...