How to buy BNY Mellon shares

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) is a leading asset management business based in the US. BNY Mellon is listed on the NYSE and employs 48,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in BNY Mellon

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BK in this case.
  5. Research BNY Mellon shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your BNY Mellon shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

BNY Mellon share price

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BNY Mellon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$25.7301 - $46.8362
50-day moving average $42.38
200-day moving average $38.0965
Wall St. target price$48.88
PE ratio 10.9478
Dividend yield $1.24 (2.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.83
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy BNY Mellon stock?

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Is BNY Mellon under- or over-valued?

Valuing BNY Mellon stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BNY Mellon's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BNY Mellon's P/E ratio

BNY Mellon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, BNY Mellon shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, BNY Mellon's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the asset management industry or those of similar companies.

BNY Mellon's PEG ratio

BNY Mellon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.5164. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BNY Mellon's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider BNY Mellon's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

BNY Mellon financials

Revenue TTM $15.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.55%
Gross profit TTM $15.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.85%
Return on equity TTM 8.26%
Profit margin 23.38%
Book value $46.529
Market capitalisation $37.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell BNY Mellon shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BK.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 7.4 million BNY Mellon shares held short by investors – that's known as BNY Mellon's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% down from 8.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BNY Mellon shares can be evaluated.

BNY Mellon's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BNY Mellon's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BNY Mellon shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BNY Mellon shares traded daily (recently around 5.0 million). BNY Mellon's SIR currently stands at 1.5. In other words for every 100,000 BNY Mellon shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1500 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare BNY Mellon's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However BNY Mellon's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BNY Mellon shares, or, against the total number of tradable BNY Mellon shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BNY Mellon's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BNY Mellon shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0084% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BNY Mellon shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BNY Mellon.

Find out more about how you can short BNY Mellon stock.

BNY Mellon's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like BNY Mellon.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

BNY Mellon's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BNY Mellon's overall score of 26.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BNY Mellon is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare BNY Mellon's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

BNY Mellon's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.02/100

BNY Mellon's environmental score of 8.02 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BNY Mellon is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BNY Mellon's social score

Social score: 14.83/100

BNY Mellon's social score of 14.83 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BNY Mellon is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

BNY Mellon's governance score

Governance score: 15.75/100

BNY Mellon's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BNY Mellon is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BNY Mellon's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, BNY Mellon scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that BNY Mellon hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.6
Total ESG percentile 35.78
Environmental score 8.02
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 14.83
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 15.75
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

BNY Mellon share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.75% of net profits

Recently BNY Mellon has paid out, on average, around 24.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BNY Mellon shareholders could enjoy a 2.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BNY Mellon's case, that would currently equate to about $1.24 per share.

While BNY Mellon's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BNY Mellon is investing more in its future growth.

BNY Mellon's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

BNY Mellon's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have BNY Mellon's shares ever split?

BNY Mellon's shares were split on a 9434:10000 basis on 2 July 2007. So if you had owned 10000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 9434 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BNY Mellon shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BNY Mellon shares which in turn could have impacted BNY Mellon's share price.

BNY Mellon share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BNY Mellon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.7301 up to $46.8362. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BK.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BNY Mellon's is 1.0572. This would suggest that BNY Mellon's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put BNY Mellon's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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BNY Mellon overview

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation provides a range of financial products and services to in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. The Investment Service segment offers custody, accounting, exchange-traded funds services, middle-office solutions, transfer agency, services for private equity and real estate funds, foreign exchange, securities lending, liquidity/lending services, brokerage and data analytics, clearing, trading, investment, wealth and retirement solutions, technology and enterprise data management, corporate trust, depositary receipts, payments, receivables processing and payables management, trade finance and processing, and collateral management services. The Investment Management segment provides diversified investment management strategies and distribution of investment products, investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning, and private banking services. The company also engages in leasing, corporate treasury, derivative and other trading, corporate and bank-owned life insurance, renewable energy investment, and business exit activities. It serves asset managers, banks, broker-dealers, corporations, financial intermediaries, governments, high net worth individuals, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, pensions, and sovereign institutions. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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