A top to bottom update on Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK)

Consensus earnings estimates are not always accurate but play a key role in determining the appropriate valuation for a stock. Majority of traders and investors rely on consensus earnings estimates to plan out their investments with key focus on company’s earnings power. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year’s and next year’s earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) currently has a diluted EPS of 3.37 for the trailing 12 months with EPS change of 16.30% this year. EPS growth for next year is estimated at 11.79%. The company’s quarterly earnings change (yoy) is 16.40%. Compared to annual sales growth for past 5 years of -0.10%, the company’s current sales growth quarter over quarter is 18.20%.

Another important parameter to look for when investing in any stock is the dividend yield. Dividend yield helps determine the cash flow you are getting for each dollar invested in an equity position. For stock novices, it’s a measures how much “bang for your buck” you are getting from dividends. In the absence of any capital gains, the dividend yield is effectively the return on investment for a stock. Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) currently has a dividend yield of 1.85%.

NYSE: BK currently has a P/E ratio of 15.43. It’s simply an estimate of the dollar amount an investor can expect to invest in a company in order to receive one dollar of that company’s earnings or how much investors are willing to pay per dollar of earnings. Analyst are estimating the forward P/E of NYSE: BK to be around 13.17.

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