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

Media coverage about Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) has trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mizuho Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.3913812534395 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Mizuho Financial Group (MFG) traded down $0.05 on Wednesday, reaching $3.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 193,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 261,758. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Mizuho Financial Group has a 52-week low of $3.37 and a 52-week high of $3.85. The company has a market cap of $46,800.71, a P/E ratio of 10.25 and a beta of 1.19.

Several equities analysts recently commented on MFG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mizuho Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Morgan Stanley downgraded Mizuho Financial Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Mizuho Financial Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.00.

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About Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc (MHFG) is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international financial services in Japan and other countries. The Company’s segments include MHBK, MHTB, MHSC and Others. The MHBK segment includes Personal Banking; Retail Banking; Corporate Banking (Large Corporations); Corporate Banking; Financial Institutions & Public Sector Business; International Banking, and Trading and others.

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