JPMorgan Chase & Co's Buy Recommendation Affirmed

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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 solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, JPM's share price has jumped by 31.65%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, JPM should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 259.53% to $26,577.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, JPMORGAN CHASE & CO has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 17.84%.
  • 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. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -1.48% is in-line with the industry average.
  • JPM, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 13.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 8.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $218.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 31.8% 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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