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How to buy Nomura stock | $5.22

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Nomura Holdings, Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Nomura shares (NMR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nomura employs 26,629 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$16.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Nomura

  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 Nomura. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NMR. 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 Nomura 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$5.22, 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 Nomura, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nomura. 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.

Nomura share price

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Nomura shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$5.22
52-week rangeUSD$3.5129 - USD$5.455
50-day moving average USD$4.876
200-day moving average USD$4.7326
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.52
PE ratio 19.529
Dividend yield USD$0.18 (3.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.276

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Nomura price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.22 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) -8.10%
1 month (2020-12-22) 2.15%
3 months (2020-10-19) 12.74%
6 months (2020-07-18) N/A
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 23.70%
3 years (2018-01-19) 6.83
5 years (2016-01-19) 2.35%

Is Nomura under- or over-valued?

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

Nomura's P/E ratio

Nomura's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Nomura shares trade at around 20x 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.

Nomura financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1,009.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.53%
Return on equity TTM 8.44%
Profit margin 16.62%
Book value $7.519
Market capitalisation USD$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nomura shares

There are currently 217,401 Nomura shares held short by investors – that's known as Nomura's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% down from 259,855 last month.

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

Nomura's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nomura's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nomura shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nomura shares traded daily (recently around 192390.26548673). Nomura's SIR currently stands at 1.13. In other words for every 100,000 Nomura shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1130 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Nomura stock.

Nomura share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.68% of net profits

Recently Nomura has paid out, on average, around 6.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nomura shareholders could enjoy a 3.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nomura's case, that would currently equate to about $0.18 per share.

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

Nomura's most recent dividend payout was on 11 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nomura's shares ever split?

Nomura's shares were split on 11 October 1988.

Nomura share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nomura's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.5129 up to $5.455. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NMR.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Nomura's is 1.0599. This would suggest that Nomura's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Nomura overview

Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through three segments: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. The Retail segment offers various financial products and investment services for individuals and corporations. As of March 31, 2020, this segment operated a network of 128 branches. The Asset Management segment engages in the development and management of investment trusts; and provision of investment advisory services for pension funds and other institutional clients. The Wholesale segment is involved in the research, sale, trading, agency execution, and market-making of fixed income and equity-related products. It also engages in underwriting various securities and other financial instruments, such as various classes of shares, convertible and exchangeable securities, investment grade and high yield debts, sovereign and emerging market debts, structured securities, and other securities; arranging private placements, as well as other capital raising activities; and the provision of financial advisory services on business transactions comprising mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, capital structuring, corporate defense activities, leveraged buyouts, and risk solutions. In addition, this segment offers various financial instruments. The company was formerly known as The Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Nomura Holdings, Inc. in October 2001. Nomura Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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