Analyst Ratings for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. ADR (MTU)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. ADR (NYSE:MTU) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. MTU had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 17 analysts covering the stock, 9 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 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 MTU. The maximum price target given was 9.85, implying a possible profit of 56.35 percent. The lowest price target was 5.61, implying potential capital losses of -10.95 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.07 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.59 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MTU to grow at a rate of -2.07 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MTU is -4.81.

MTU has traded between a high of 7.01 and a low of 4.81 over the past year. Today's price is 30.98 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10.13 percent. MTU has a P/E ratio of 9.95. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MTU value stock report compares MTU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MTU is $88.8 billion. MTU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.