Why Bank of New York Mellon (BK) Stock Is Up Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bank of New York Mellon (BK) was gaining 4.3% to $37.77 Monday after reports of Trian Fund Management stake in the bank.

The activist investor built a stake valued at about $1.05 billion in the bank according to The Wall Street Journal. "Trian is a respected investment firm. We look forward to engaging with them as we do all our investors," a Bank of New York Mellon spokesman told the publication.

Trian first disclosed its stake in the bank at the end of March.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP (BK) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • BK's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.6%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The strong earnings growth this company has enjoyed -- up -- has apparently played a role in driving up its share price by a solid 26.57%. In addition, the rise in the general market has likely contributed to this stock's strong performance during this past year.Turning to the future, naturally, any stock can fall in a major bear market. However, in almost any other environment, the stock should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed nice gains in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 366.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$253.00 million to $674.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 61.55% to -$1,055.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 14.98%.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: BK Ratings Report

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