BB&T's third-quarter earnings dipped from midyear after it incurred costs from buying BankAtlantic and issued preferred stock.

The Winston-Salem, N.C., company's net income available to shareholders fell 8% from the second quarter but rose 28% from a year earlier, to $469 million. BB&T said that costs associated with its purchase of BankAtlantic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., totaled $43 million during the third quarter.

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