How to buy BNY Mellon (BK) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in BNY Mellon shares.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) is a leading asset management business based in the US. In the week up to 23 January BNY Mellon shares plunged 10.09% to a closing position of $57.18. However, over the last 12 months, BNY Mellon's share price has risen by 38.52% from $41.93. BNY Mellon is listed on the NYSE and employs 48,900 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.

How has coronavirus impacted BNY Mellon's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, BNY Mellon's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $57.18, which is 21.23% up on its pre-crash value of $45.04 and 116.59% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $26.4.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of BNY Mellon shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $608.08 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,264.82.

BNY Mellon share price (NYSE:BK)

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BNY Mellon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Previous close$57.97
Change %0.1898%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$38.5381 - $64.53
50-day moving average$58.5056
200-day moving average$53.655
Wall St. target price$67.97
PE ratio16.4636
Dividend yield$1.27 (2.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.926
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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 a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

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 16x. In other words, BNY Mellon shares trade at around 16x 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.

PEG ratio

BNY Mellon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2939. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.


Revenue TTM $16 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.67%
Gross profit TTM $15.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.81%
Return on equity TTM 863.49%
Profit margin 22.85%
Book value $47.298
Market capitalisation $52.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

BNY Mellon's 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.

Environmental score

BNY Mellon's 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.

Social score

BNY Mellon's 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.

Governance score

BNY Mellon's 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.

Controversy score

BNY Mellon's 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


Dividend yield: 2.14% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.14% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 31.71% of net profits

BNY Mellon has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.14% of its share value annually.

BNY Mellon has paid out, on average, around 31.71% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BNY Mellon's case, that would currently equate to about $1.27 per share.

While BNY Mellon's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

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

BNY Mellon's dividend yield 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BNY Mellon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.5381 up to $64.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BK.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 1.1566. 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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