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How to buy Mizuho Financial Group stock | $2.52

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Mizuho Financial Group, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Mizuho Financial Group shares (MFG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mizuho Financial Group employs 56,383 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$32.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Mizuho Financial Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Mizuho Financial Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MFG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Mizuho Financial Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$2.52, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Mizuho Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Mizuho Financial Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Mizuho Financial Group share price

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Mizuho Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$2.52
52-week rangeUSD$1.8997 - USD$3.0997
50-day moving average USD$2.612
200-day moving average USD$2.5795
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.04
PE ratio 5.8784
Dividend yield USD$0.14 (5.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.444

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Is it a good time to buy Mizuho Financial Group stock?

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Mizuho Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.52 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -7.35%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.56%
3 months (2020-10-15) 1.61%
6 months (2020-07-15) -1.95%
1 year (2020-01-15) -16.00%
2 years (2019-01-15) -21.74%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 3.71

Is Mizuho Financial Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Mizuho Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mizuho Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Mizuho Financial Group's P/E ratio

Mizuho Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Mizuho Financial Group shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Mizuho Financial Group's PEG ratio

Mizuho Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 29.6377. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mizuho Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Mizuho Financial Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2,411.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.18%
Return on equity TTM 4.24%
Profit margin 15.82%
Book value $6.588
Market capitalisation USD$32.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mizuho Financial Group shares

There are currently 873,254 Mizuho Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Mizuho Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 27.6% up from 684,145 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mizuho Financial Group shares can be evaluated.

Mizuho Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mizuho Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mizuho Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mizuho Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 417824.88038278). Mizuho Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 2.09. In other words for every 100,000 Mizuho Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2090 shares are currently held short.

However Mizuho Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mizuho Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mizuho Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mizuho Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mizuho Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mizuho Financial Group shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Mizuho Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short Mizuho Financial Group stock.

Mizuho Financial Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.22% of net profits

Recently Mizuho Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 3.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Mizuho Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mizuho Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.14 per share.

While Mizuho Financial Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Mizuho Financial Group is investing more in its future growth.

Mizuho Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Mizuho Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mizuho Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.8997 up to $3.0997. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MFG.US volatility(beta: 0.84)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Mizuho Financial Group's is 0.8419. This would suggest that Mizuho Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Mizuho Financial Group overview

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, Asia/Oceania, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Retail & Business Banking Company, Corporate & Institutional Company, Global Corporate Company, Global Markets Company, and Asset Management Company. The company provides deposit products; syndicated, housing, and card loans; business matching services; and advisory services related to overseas expansions, and mergers and acquisitions-related services. It also offers consulting services, including asset management and asset succession; payroll services; and sells lottery tickets issued by prefectures and ordinance-designated cities. In addition, it offers financial solutions, such as fund management, underwriting of equity and bonds, M&A advisory, and risk hedging products, etc. for corporate customers to meet their needs in fund-raising, investment management, and financial strategies; solutions based on their capital management, business strategy, and financial strategy; solutions related to real estate; advisory services and solutions, such as advice on proposals on various investment products; and financial services that include funding support. Further, the company offers sales and trading services to meet risk hedging and investment needs; investment products for individual customers; and consulting services for institutional investors. Additionally, the company provides products and services related to trust, securitization and structured finance, pension, and stock transfers; securities services; and research, private banking, and information technology-related services. As of March 31, 2020, its branch network included 464 Mizuho Bank, 60 Mizuho Trust and Banking, and 256 Mizuho Securities; and 7,200 automated teller machines in Japan. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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