BB&T ($32.72 0%) posted a profit of $510 million, or 72 cents a share, up from $307 million, or 44 cents a share, a year ago, Reuters news reported.
The company beat the average analyst estimate of earnings in the 69 cents a share range.
The bank's improved earnings resulted from it setting less money aside for loan loss provisions and higher income on fees, Reuters noted.
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