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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 5.12, which equates to a potential upside of 43.42 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 3, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MFG to grow at a rate of -3.02 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MFG has a PEG ratio of -2.66.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MFG hit 3.87 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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.