NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- M&T Bank Corp. (MTB - Get Report)  stock is rising by 0.49% to $105 in pre-market trading on Tuesday, after the company reported its 2015 fourth quarter earnings results. 

Before the market open today, the Buffalo, NY-based bank holding company reported earnings of $2.09 per share, beating analysts' expectations for earnings of $1.96 per share.

Revenue of $1.26 billion topped analysts' forecasts for revenue of $1.24 billion. 

M&T was benefited by its acquisition of Hudson City Bancorp, the company said in a statement. 

"M&T posted strong financial performance in the fourth quarter, reflecting our recent merger, growth in revenues, controlled expenses and continued solid credit quality, resulting in a 7% increase in diluted net operating earnings per common share from the year-earlier quarter," CFO René Jones said in a statement. 

Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B. Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 1.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

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