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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MTU. The highest price target was 9.85, implying potential capital gains of 56.35 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 5.61, which equates to a potential downside of -10.95 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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 upwards by 0.07 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.59 percent in FY estimates.

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

The growth rate of MTU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -2.07 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 a 52-week high of 7.01 and a 52-week low of 4.81. Today's price is 30.98 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.13 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.