I don't think a dividend increase, is in the cards for a couple quarters. I would also like to point out at this price level bbt is probably a little overvalued. Even putting a generous 2010 earnings estimate of $1.50 the stock is selling at 23 times estimate earnings. That's kinda rich. I own the stock, but sold half and took profits. It's a great company, but I think its at the top of its range. I bought some c today which sells at 8 times estimated 2010 earnings.