NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- Institutional Financial Markets

(AMEX:

IFMI

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins.

Cohen & Company, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals and institutions. It manages customized fixed income portfolios for its clients. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.8. Institutional Financial Markets has a market cap of $51.4 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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