Bank Of New York Mellon Corp (BK): Today's Featured Financial Services Winner

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Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.8%. By the end of trading, Bank of New York Mellon rose 36 cents (1.5%) to $24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8.1 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.82-$24.16 after having opened the day at $24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.64. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were: China Ceramics ( CCCL), up 10.5%, BGC Partners ( BGCP), up 9.9%, Consumer Portfolio Services ( CPSS), up 9.8%, and First Marblehead Corporation ( FMD), up 9.1%.
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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. Bank of New York Mellon has a market cap of $27.54 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of New York Mellon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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