Shares of Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $4.47, but opened at $4.49. Nomura Holdings shares last traded at $4.53, with a volume of 76,427 shares trading hands.

NMR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Nomura raised Nomura Holdings from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Nomura Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Nomura Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Daiwa Capital Markets cut Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, TheStreet cut Nomura Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.06 and a 200-day moving average of $4.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.32 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.53.

Nomura Holdings (NYSE:NMR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $12.71 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $5.80 by $6.91. The firm earned $418.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $300.50 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $19.11 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Nomura Holdings Inc. will post $0.24 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Nomura Holdings stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,141,651 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 9,100 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Nomura Holdings were worth $6,336,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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