Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) Share Price

Headlines about Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mizuho Financial Group earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.5021733528422 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) remained flat at $$3.68 during trading on Wednesday. 111,674 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 262,200. Mizuho Financial Group has a 1 year low of $3.37 and a 1 year high of $3.85. The stock has a market cap of $45,786.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.03 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

MFG has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mizuho Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Mizuho Financial Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. Mizuho Financial Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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