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Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 17272.51. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Nomura Holdings, Inc. is 4.51 (with a change from open of 0.33%), this in conjunction with a target price of 5.3. Volume today has so far reached 17557, with an average volume of about 631.65. The GAP for this stock, is 0.67%.

The P/E ratio is 12.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.43. The current EPS for Nomura Holdings, Inc., is 0.35, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -40.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -19.64%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Nomura Holdings, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 30.93% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.20%. Quarter over quarter is -124.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -29.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 35.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.70% and institutional ownership is 0.50%. Shares outstanding is 3872.76, while shares float is at a value of 3748.75. Float short for Nomura Holdings, Inc. is 0.03% and the short ratio is 1.68.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.01, while the total debt/equity comes to 9.23. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 81.00% and their operating margin is 9.60%. The profit margin is 7.60%.

Nomura Holdings, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.30%, and on investment, 0.50%. Return on equity is 4.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.26. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.02, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.61 and Price/cash is 0.45, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 2.12.

The simple moving averages are 3.67% and -0.70% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -32.05% and the 52 week low is 35.29%.

Nomura Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.47%, with a current price of 4.51. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 35.50%. This is in an industry, Investment Brokerage – National, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Nomura Holdings, Inc. is based in Japan.

Performance in the Investment Brokerage – National industry means that Nomura Holdings, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -4.50%, with performance for the month coming to -1.98%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 17.06%, and for the half year the performance is -28.53%. Volatility for this week is 1.68% and for the month this is 1.35%.

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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