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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.42
STI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. STI: 0.42 )
STI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.42

0.12
2.09
Equity to Asset 0.12
STI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 1649 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. STI: 0.12 )
STI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.12

0.07
0.14
Interest Coverage 3.05
STI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STI: 3.05 )
STI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.05

0.01
3.6
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.24
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.26
STI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.40 vs. STI: 20.26 )
STI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -29.97   Max: 39.32
Current: 20.26

-29.97
39.32
Net-margin (%) 16.66
STI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.45 vs. STI: 16.66 )
STI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.13   Max: 27.8
Current: 16.66

-19.13
27.8
ROE (%) 6.27
STI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. STI: 6.27 )
STI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.94   Max: 17.6
Current: 6.27

-6.94
17.6
ROA (%) 0.77
STI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. STI: 0.77 )
STI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.77

-0.9
1.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.17
STI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 73.85 vs. STI: 53.17 )
STI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -157.86   Max: 176.28
Current: 53.17

-157.86
176.28
Revenue Growth (%) -4.60
STI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. STI: -4.60 )
STI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 11.1
Current: -4.6

-14.8
11.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 38.00
STI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. STI: 38.00 )
STI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 38
Current: 38

-42.7
38
» STI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

STI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (+66.67%)
Ray Dalio 16,428 sh (+31.13%)
Charles Brandes 50,199 sh (+12.11%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,192,189 sh (+5.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,497 sh (+0.11%)
Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 31,203 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 17,276,479 sh (-1.11%)
Arnold Schneider 2,011,781 sh (-2.26%)
John Keeley 65,570 sh (-3.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,200 sh (-44.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 128,981 sh (-65.92%)
David Dreman 31,034 sh (-83.64%)
Diamond Hill Capital 13,023 sh (-83.67%)
» More
Q4 2013

STI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 20,713 sh (New)
Jim Simons 762,417 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,665 sh (+217.18%)
David Dreman 48,795 sh (+57.23%)
Charles Brandes 55,592 sh (+10.74%)
Jeremy Grantham 129,664 sh (+0.53%)
Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 31,203 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley 64,640 sh (-1.42%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,987,974 sh (-2.22%)
Dodge & Cox 16,885,979 sh (-2.26%)
Arnold Schneider 1,829,311 sh (-9.07%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,503 sh (-34.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,675 sh (-46.59%)
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Q1 2014

STI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 10,820 sh (New)
John Burbank 7,109 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 44,671 sh (+115.67%)
David Dreman 71,130 sh (+45.77%)
Diamond Hill Capital 9,536 sh (+12.15%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,741,300 sh (+8.38%)
Dodge & Cox 16,907,446 sh (+0.13%)
Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 31,203 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Charles Brandes 55,335 sh (-0.46%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,604 sh (-1.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 115,500 sh (-10.92%)
John Keeley 55,930 sh (-13.47%)
Arnold Schneider 1,459,393 sh (-20.22%)
Jim Simons 354,817 sh (-53.46%)
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Q2 2014

STI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
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» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 45.77%0.07%$36.4 - $40.38 $ 39.082%71130
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$36.4 - $40.38 $ 39.082%7109
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Add 57.23%0.08%$32.16 - $36.77 $ 39.0812%48795
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -46.59%0.01%$32.16 - $36.77 $ 39.0812%6675
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out $32.16 - $36.77 $ 39.0812%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.72%$31.9 - $35.75 $ 39.0815%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -83.64%0.15%$31.9 - $35.75 $ 39.0815%31034
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 31.13%$31.9 - $35.75 $ 39.0815%16428
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$27.32 - $32.6 $ 39.0829%12528
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.53%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 39.0836%500000
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.51%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 39.0836%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 39.0836%12555
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -41.33%0.01%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 39.0836%39321
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0024%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 39.0836%0
George Soros 2012-12-31 Reduce -62.45%1.12%$25.44 - $30.31 $ 39.0841%1517500
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Reduce -55.38%0.2%$25.44 - $30.31 $ 39.0841%236546
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Reduce -87.35%0.02%$25.44 - $30.31 $ 39.0841%8228
George Soros 2012-09-30 Add 70.87%0.75%$22.75 - $29.91 $ 39.0854%4041000
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Reduce -28.22%0.12%$22.75 - $29.91 $ 39.0854%530126
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$22.75 - $29.91 $ 39.0854%65028
John Paulson 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.91%$21.3 - $24.44 $ 39.0870%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 Reduce -25.82%0.28%$21.3 - $24.44 $ 39.0870%2365000
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Reduce -24.6%0.12%$21.3 - $24.44 $ 39.0870%738556
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Add 76.1%0.02%$21.3 - $24.44 $ 39.0870%70440
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$21.3 - $24.44 $ 39.0870%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy1.1%$18.52 - $24.65 $ 39.0888%3188000
John Paulson 2012-03-31 Reduce -52.3%0.78%$18.52 - $24.65 $ 39.0888%5651894
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -86.49%0.07%$18.52 - $24.65 $ 39.0888%36528
John Keeley 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$18.52 - $24.65 $ 39.0888%40000
John Paulson 2011-12-31 Reduce -61.02%1.61%$15.8 - $20.71 $ 39.08114%11850000
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Add 142.64%0.24%$15.8 - $20.71 $ 39.08114%999392
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.08%$15.8 - $20.71 $ 39.08114%270428
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Reduce -23.92%$15.8 - $20.71 $ 39.08114%74013
Dodge & Cox 2011-09-30 Add 76.23%0.24%$16.91 - $26.26 $ 39.0885%21163179
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0324%$16.91 - $26.26 $ 39.0885%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$16.91 - $26.26 $ 39.0886%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $25 - $29.88 $ 39.0843%0
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Preferred stocks of SunTrust Banks Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
STIPRE0.006.11Deposit Shs Repr 1/4000th 5 7/8 % Perp Pfd Shs Series -E
STIPRA0.004.62ADR

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.60
STI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. STI: 15.60 )
STI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 80.57
Current: 15.6

3.45
80.57
P/B 0.99
STI's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. STI: 0.99 )
STI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.99

0.15
2.68
P/S 2.64
STI's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. STI: 2.64 )
STI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.98
Current: 2.64

0.29
3.98
PFCF 4.98
STI's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 26.04 vs. STI: 4.98 )
STI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 830.5
Current: 4.98

0.76
830.5
EV-to-EBIT 18.90
STI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 18.36 vs. STI: 18.90 )
STI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 1660.3
Current: 18.9

7.6
1660.3
Shiller P/E 55.17
STI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 98.15 vs. STI: 55.17 )
STI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 60.68
Current: 55.17

1.49
60.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.28
STI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. STI: 1.28 )
STI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 38.78
Current: 1.28

0.12
38.78
Dividend Payout 0.13
STI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. STI: 0.13 )
STI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: -0.09   Max: 81.11
Current: 0.13

-0.09
81.11
Dividend growth (3y) 106.10
STI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. STI: 106.10 )
STI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -76.1   Max: 106.1
Current: 106.1

-76.1
106.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.63
STI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. STI: 4.63 )
STI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 138
Current: 4.63

0.43
138
Share Buyback Rate -2.60
STI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. STI: -2.60 )
STI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -14.6
Current: -2.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.42
STI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. STI: 1.42 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 7.03
Current: 1.42

0.46
7.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.41
STI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. STI: 0.41 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.41

0.13
2.46
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
STI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. STI: 1.15 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.15

0.2
2.55
Price/Graham Number 0.94
STI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. STI: 0.94 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.76
Current: 0.94

0.61
3.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
STI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. STI: 5.30 )
STI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 13.2
Current: 5.3

0.1
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.58
STI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. STI: 11.58 )
STI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 71.2
Current: 11.58

3.1
71.2

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
Compare:MTB, USB, PNC, PB, CFR » details
Traded in other countries:SUU.Germany, CZNB.USA
SunTrust Banks, Inc., was incorporated in 1984 under the laws of the State of Georgia. The Company is financial services holding whose businesses provide a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate clients. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company provides deposit, credit, and trust and investment services. Additional subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, capital market services, and credit-related insurance. SunTrust operates mainly within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and enjoys strong market positions in these markets. Within its geographic footprint, the Company operates under six business segments during the last three quarters of 2010. These business segments are: Retail Banking, Diversified Commercial Banking, CRE, CIB, Mortgage, and W&IM. In addition to traditional deposit, credit, and trust and investment services offered by SunTrust Bank, other SunTrust subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, credit-related insurance, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital markets services. The Company faces competition from domestic and foreign lending institutions and numerous other providers of financial services. As a bank holding company and a financial holding company, the Company is subject to the regulation and supervision of the Federal Reserve.
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