Yes, I really care who buys BB&T. I look at my BB&T investment as a safe investment that has grown and paid good dividends over the past 20 odd years. It has helped me to enjoy retirement. I would not like to see someone purchase BB&T that will not continue on the same course.
RW, wish we could ship you some rain; you guy's have been the hardest hit. Perhaps this low pressure system will move on west.
Stock's philosophy is fine til you find a stock with a long history of dividend performance and like me, you like the double digit dividend increases in retirement. Like you, I've built my BB&T over 3 decades and am happy with the management strategy and performance. Sooner or later JAA will retire, but I don't think we'll have to look for another "cash cow" for 7-10 years. A merger with STI is the last concern we have (unless JAA gets to run it) IMHO