BB&T Capital Markets Analysts Rank Among Best in Wall Street Journal and Financial Times/StarMine Surveys

Jun 21, 2010, 14:24 ET from BB&T Corporation

RICHMOND, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven BB&T Capital Markets equity research analysts were recognized for their stock selection and earnings forecasts in separate national surveys by The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times/StarMine.

BB&T Capital Markets was also recognized in the FT/StarMine survey as No. 1 in the "most productive brokers" category based on having the highest number of individual award winners compared with the total number of qualifying analysts.

"We are proud of the recognition our analysts consistently receive for stock-picking and earnings estimating" said President of BB&T Capital Markets Rufus Yates. "These awards clearly demonstrate the quality of our research and our commitment to provide insightful thought leadership to our clients."

The following BB&T Capital Markets analysts were recognized:

  • Scott Krasik – No. 1 stock picker (WSJ) in clothing and accessories and No. 2 stock picker (WSJ) in the broadline and apparel retail segment
  • Frank Mitsch – No. 1 earnings estimator (FT/StarMine) in chemicals
  • Jack Kasprzak – No. 1 earnings estimator (FT/StarMine) in building products
  • Matt McCall – No. 2 stock picker (FT/StarMine) in commercial services and supplies and No. 3 stock picker (WSJ) in home construction and furnishings
  • Andy Wolf – No. 2 stock picker (WSJ) in food and drug retailing, No. 2 stock picker (FT/StarMine) in food and staples retailing and No. 2 earnings estimator (FT/StarMine) in food and staples retailing
  • Thom Albrecht – No. 3 stock picker (FT/StarMine) in road and rail
  • Anthony Cristello – No. 3 earnings estimator (FT/StarMine) in specialty retail

The 18th annual "Best on the Street" results are based solely on stock-picking prowess; it is a survey conducted to determine which recommendations generated the best returns in 2009. The award winners were drawn from more than 7,000 analysts at more than 500 firms who met the survey requirements. Analysts were graded on a scale that gives credit to both timely "buy" and "sell" ratings.

The Financial Times/StarMine 2010 annual survey recognized the top analysts in 2009 from the United States in separate earnings estimation and stock-picking categories.

Richmond-based BB&T Capital Markets - - is a full-service integrated platform, including public and private debt and equity services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; and investment banking to corporations, governments and nonprofits.

Its industry teams cover companies in the commercial and industrial; consumer; financial services; defense technology and government services; healthcare services; and transportation services industries.

BB&T Capital Markets is a division of Scott & Stringfellow LLC - -  member NYSE/SIPC. Scott & Stringfellow is a wholly owned separate, nonbank subsidiary of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT),

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