Buy Today: JPMorgan Chase & Co's Buy Recommendation Reiterated

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of B. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Compared to where it was trading one year ago, JPM is up 23.65% to its most recent closing price of 51.54. Looking ahead, although the push and pull of a bull or bear market could certainly alter the outcome, our view is that this stock's positive fundamentals give it good potential for further appreciation.
  • The gross profit margin for JPMORGAN CHASE & CO is currently very high, coming in at 92.77%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization.
  • The net income has significantly decreased by 106.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $5,708.00 million to -$380.00 million.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $197.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

You can view the full JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

--Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff.

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