Bank Of New York Mellon Corp Stock Hold Recommendation Reiterated (BK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a hold with a ratings score of C+ . The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The gross profit margin for BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP is currently very high, coming in at 96.80%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 12.40% is above that of the industry average.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Capital Markets industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 36.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $735.00 million to $466.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $260.00 million or 54.46% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, a financial services company, provides various products and services worldwide. The company offers a range of equity, fixed income, cash, and alternative/overlay products, as well as distributes investment management products. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Bank of New York Mellon has a market cap of $26.95 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

--Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff.

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