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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MFG. The most optimistic price target was 5.12, implying potential capital gains of 43.42 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 3, implying a possible loss of -15.97 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.14 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.39 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MFG has an estimated earnings growth rate of -3.02 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MFG is -2.66.

MFG has traded between a high of 3.87 and a low of 2.95 over the past year. Today's price is 21.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.75 percent lower than its 52-week 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 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.