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How to buy Mizuho Financial Group (MFG) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Mizuho Financial Group stocks.

Mizuho Financial Group is a banks-regional business based in the US. Mizuho Financial Group stocks (MFG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $2.84 – a decrease of 1.79% over the previous week. Mizuho Financial Group employs 53,952 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 trillion.

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

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How has Coronavirus impacted Mizuho Financial Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mizuho Financial Group's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $2.75, which is 1.43% down on its pre-crash value of $2.79 and 40.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $1.955.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Mizuho Financial Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $719.60 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $929.06.

Mizuho Financial Group stock price (NYSE:MFG)

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Mizuho Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$2.75
52-week range$2.33 - $3.21
50-day moving average $2.62
200-day moving average $2.83
Wall St. target price$3.25
PE ratio 27.3902
Dividend yield $77.5 (4.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.06

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Mizuho Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.75 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -1.79%
1 month (2021-12-17) 5.36%
3 months (2021-10-19) 3.38%
6 months (2021-07-19) -1.43%
1 year (2021-01-19) 0.36%
2 years (2020-01-17) -8.64%
3 years (2019-01-18) 3.23
5 years (2017-01-19) 3.67

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 27x. In other words, Mizuho Financial Group shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 1.749. 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

Revenue TTM $2,473.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.88%
Gross profit TTM $2,449.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.29%
Return on equity TTM 96.02%
Profit margin 25.92%
Book value $751.50
Market capitalisation $35.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Mizuho Financial Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 8.79% of net profits

Recently Mizuho Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 8.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.89% 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 4.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mizuho Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $77.5 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 14 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 September 2021 (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 $2.33 up to $3.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MFG.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 0.7431. 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 bonds, mergers and acquisitions advisory, 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 to financial institutions; and financial services that include funding support and public bonds underwriting.

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