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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MFG. The most optimistic price target was 5.12, which equates to a potential upside of 43.42 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 3, which equates to a potential downside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.39 percent.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of MFG to grow at a rate of -3.02 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MFG is -2.66.

MFG has a 52-week high of 3.87 and a 52-week low of 2.95. Currently the stock is 21.02 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 7.75 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $45.05 billion. MFG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.