Somewhat Positive News Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Mizuho Financial Group (MFG) Share Price

Headlines about Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Mizuho Financial Group earned a news impact score of 1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Mizuho Financial Group’s ranking:

Shares of MFG stock opened at $3.17 on Friday. Mizuho Financial Group has a 1 year low of $2.92 and a 1 year high of $3.94. The firm has a market cap of $41.46 billion, a PE ratio of 7.93 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.91.

Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 14th. The bank reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Mizuho Financial Group had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 16.30%. The company had revenue of $9.30 billion for the quarter. As a group, research analysts expect that Mizuho Financial Group will post 0.39 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have weighed in on MFG shares. Citigroup started coverage on Mizuho Financial Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mizuho Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 26th.

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About Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in banking, trust, securities, and other businesses related to financial services in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Oceania. It operates through five segments: Retail & Business Banking Company, Corporate & Institutional Company, Global Corporate Company, Global Markets Company, and Asset Management Company.

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