BNY Mellon Raymond James should be bought ahead of rate hike, says Buckingham Buckingham identifies BNY Mellon (BNY) and Raymond James (RJF) as the two names within its coverage universe most leveraged to the first 100 basis point increase in the federal funds rate. The firm notes that expectations for the timing and level of a rate hike were accelerated by Chairman Yellen's comments earlier this week. It keeps Buy ratings on both BNY Mellon and Raymond James.
BNY Mellon expects up to $3.1B in 2015 stock repurchases The company expects to repurchase up to $3.1B of common stock in 2015 and maintain a "strong" dividend payout ratio. Company is targeting 3.5%-4.5% revenue growth from 2015 through 2017. Targeting 7%-9% EPS growth from 2015 through 2017. Information given in slide presentation during 2015 annual meeting.