BB&T Corp. said Monday that it had agreed to acquire regional securities firm Scott & Stringfellow Financial Inc. of Richmond, Va., for $131 million in stock.

Analysts said the deal would benefit the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based banking company by providing a retail network for Craigie Inc., the bond underwriter BB&T bought last year for $32 million. BB&T has 527 branches in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

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