BB&T Financial in Wilson, N.C., toils in the long shadows of much bigger rivals, which may explain why the share price still is considered a good buy for a high-quality bank.

"One thing that appeals to me about this bank is that relative to other high-return banks, the share price-performance has been quite good," said Tucker Andersen, a managing partner with Cumberland Associates, a New York money management company.

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