Guys, I am new to this board and have started to follow this industry. With all the mega mergers going on out there, does BBT have a game plan to continue to grow through mergers, or could they be a victom of a large purchse.
I suggest you review all the messages shown on this board - with the appropriate grains of salt, of course! Check the options that Yahoo offers you. Put BB&T or BBK into a good search engine (I recommend www.dogpile.com) and see what you find.
No one can tell you what BBK will do going forward, although we all have our own opinons. (Of course, I'm usually right!!) The ols "pay your money and take your chances" applies.
My opinion is that BBK would like to stay independant and I think they have made it, at least for the next 18 months via their excellent performance. Surprisingly, there are other opportunities out there for acquisition (can you say Bankers Trust?) that folks didn't think would be in play. The Y2K thing is real and will slow or stop alot og M&A over the next 18 months. In other words, I think BBK is an acquirer, not a victim (I'm sorry, I meant to say a "merger of equals"). Just ask the ols BA how fum that is.