Analyst Ratings for Mizuho Financial Group Inc. ADR (MFG)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. ADR (NYSE:MFG) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, MFG received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for MFG by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 5.12, which equates to a potential upside of 43.42 percent. The minimum price target given was 3, implying a possible loss of -15.97 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.14 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.39 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.02 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MFG has a PEG ratio of -2.66.

In the last 52-weeks, MFG has achieved a high of 3.87 and a low of 2.95. Today's price is 21.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.75 percent below the high. MFG has a P/E ratio of 8.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MFG value stock report compares MFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MFG is $45.05 billion. MFG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.