Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) shares shot up 5.6% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $4.31, with a volume of 153,419 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.08.

Several brokerages have weighed in on NMR. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nomura Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley lowered Nomura Holdings from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research report on Friday, July 8th. Jefferies Group lowered Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Nomura Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 29th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets lowered Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

The company has a market capitalization of $15.97 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.40. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $3.89 and a 200-day moving average of $4.29.

Nomura Holdings (NYSE:NMR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $12.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $5.80 by $6.91. The company earned $418.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $300.50 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $19.11 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Nomura Holdings Inc. will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Nomura Holdings stock. Comerica Bank raised its stake in Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) by 3.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 211,718 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,597 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Nomura Holdings were worth $1,097,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Nomura Holdings, Inc (Nomura) is a financial services company. The Company, through its broker-dealer, banking and other financial services subsidiaries, provide investment, financing and related services to individual, institutional and government clients across the world. The Company’s segments include Retail, Asset Management and Wholesale.

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