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Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 42269.2. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. is 3.34 (with a change from open of -0.45%), this in conjunction with a target price of 3.87. Volume today has so far reached 98510, with an average volume of about 357.04. The GAP for this stock, is 0.30%.

The P/E ratio is 6.42, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.25. The current EPS for Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., is 0.52, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -43.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -17.33%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -0.31% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.80%. Quarter over quarter is -16.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 106.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 17.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -9.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 0.30%. Shares outstanding is 12655.45, while shares float is at a value of 11760.44. Float short for Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. is 0.01% and the short ratio is 2.49.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.88, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.88. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 72.70%. The profit margin is 46.80%.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of , and on investment, 5.80%. Return on equity is 13.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.57. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.01, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.54 and Price/cash is 0.06, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 2.87% and 2.74% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.90% and the 52 week low is 23.98%.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.19%, with a current price of 3.34. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 39.10%. This is in an industry, Foreign Regional Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. is based in Japan.

Performance in the Foreign Regional Banks industry means that Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -4.30%, with performance for the month coming to 0.91%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.08%, and for the half year the performance is -14.58%. Volatility for this week is 1.38% and for the month this is 1.32%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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