Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $3.72, but opened at $3.82. Nomura Holdings shares last traded at $3.98, with a volume of 512,096 shares trading hands.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Nomura Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley cut Nomura Holdings from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a report on Friday, July 8th. Jefferies Group cut Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 24th. Daiwa Capital Markets cut Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Nomura Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. Nomura Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.83 and a 200 day moving average of $4.41. The company has a market cap of $14.24 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.45.

Nomura Holdings (NYSE:NMR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported ($5.33) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.25 by $9.58. The firm had revenue of $362.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $315.58 billion. Nomura Holdings’s revenue was down 29.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Nomura Holdings Inc. will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

Other large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Nomura Holdings by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 211,718 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,097,000 after buying an additional 6,597 shares during the last quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nomura Holdings by 9.7% in the fourth quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 608,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,379,000 after buying an additional 53,616 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Nomura Holdings by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,141,651 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,336,000 after buying an additional 9,100 shares during the last quarter.

Nomura Holdings, Inc (Nomura) is a Japan-based financial services company. The Company operates through three business segments: Retail, Asset Management and Wholesale. The Retail segment provides investment consultation services to individual clients in Japan. The Asset Management segment develops and manages investment trusts, and provides investment advisory services.

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