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.

MTU was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 9.85, implying a possible profit of 56.35 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 5.61, implying a possible loss of -10.95 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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 upwards by 0.07 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.59 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MTU has an estimated earnings growth rate of -2.07 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 30.98 percent higher than its low, and 10.13 percent lower than its 52-week high. MTU has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $88.8 billion. MTU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.