Clarius Group LLC reduced its stake in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MFG) by 13.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 29,582 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 4,439 shares during the period. Clarius Group LLC’s holdings in Mizuho Financial Group were worth $91,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Park Avenue Securities LLC bought a new stake in Mizuho Financial Group in the third quarter valued at $35,000. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new stake in Mizuho Financial Group in the second quarter valued at $37,000. HighTower Advisors LLC increased its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 106.4% in the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 21,053 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $60,000 after purchasing an additional 10,851 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 1,898.1% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 29,932 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $85,000 after purchasing an additional 28,434 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fulton Bank N.A. increased its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 52.9% in the second quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 40,207 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 13,912 shares in the last quarter. 0.42% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on MFG shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Mizuho Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Mizuho Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 15th.
Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The bank reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $9 billion during the quarter. Mizuho Financial Group had a net margin of 1.68% and a return on equity of 6.20%. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Mizuho Financial Group Inc. will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Mizuho Financial Group Company Profile
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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