BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) is a multibank holding company with two primary bank subsidiaries, Branch Banking and Trust Co. and BB&T Financial FSB.

BBT just acquired the branches and some of the assets of Colonial Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. As the final release of data from the FDIC approaches next week, let's review the ratings for BBT from the IRA Bank Monitor, looking both at current financial performance via our Stress Index and also how BBT looks based on "economic capital," a risk-based perspective on the bank's business similar to the Basel II regulatory framework.

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