Notable Movers to Watch: BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS)

On Thursday, Shares of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), included 2.78 % and shut at $44.01 inside the end purchasing and offering session. The last exchanging scope of the stock ranges amongst $42.84 and $44.11. BB&T Retirement and Institutional Services received top rankings and 36 Best-in-Class awards in the national 2016 Defined Contribution (DC) Survey conducted by PLANSPONSOR magazine. The annual survey is considered one of the retirement industry’s leading indicators of plan sponsor satisfaction. Highlights include:

BB&T earned 22 out of 22 Best-In-Class awards for plans in the $5MM–$25MM asset range in the categories of technology, education and communications, plan administration, investments and fees and account service teams.

BB&T earned 14 Best-In-Class awards for plans under $5MM, counting awards in value for price, industry knowledge of account service team and plan communications.

BB&T received a 90.6-percent overall recommendation likelihood score.

“We recognize that plan sponsor satisfaction is absolutely essential to the future growth of our organization. BB&T continues to listen and learn from our clients, so we can best prepare employees and their families for retirement,” said BB&T Retirement and Institutional Services Division Manager Ray McCulloch. “BB&T is honored to be recognized again this year for superior client service and we remain committed to delivering the highest value retirement plans in the industry.”

Shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), added 1.16 % and shut at $66.01 inside the last exchanging session. The rest of the purchasing and offering scope of the stock levels among $65.14 and $66.14. The association’s commercial center capitalization is $25.47 Billion with the general uncommon loads of 394.40million. The holiday season is synonymous with shopping, or in other words, putting a snowball-sized dent in your wallet. The good news? According to Discover’s annual holiday shopping survey, many consumers plan to turn some of their holiday shopping into cashback and other rewards.

The survey found that consumers plan to spend an average of $1,159 this holiday season, with much of the holiday tab being charged to their credit cards. Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed say they’ll use a credit card for most of their holiday purchases, making credit cards the most popular form of payment during the holidays. That’s followed by 28 percent who say they’ll mostly use a debit card, 19 percent who say they’ll pay cash for most purchases and 8 percent who will favor redeeming gifts cards or rewards/points.

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