Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $4.59, but opened at $4.60. Nomura Holdings shares last traded at $4.63, with a volume of 126,118 shares traded.

NMR has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group lowered shares of Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Nomura Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 24th. Daiwa Capital Markets lowered shares of Nomura Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nomura Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Nomura Holdings from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research report on Friday, July 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The company has a market capitalization of $16.79 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.81. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.31 and a 200 day moving average of $4.24.

Nomura Holdings (NYSE:NMR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $12.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $5.80 by $6.91. During the same period last year, the firm posted $19.11 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $418.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $300.50 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Nomura Holdings Inc. will post $0.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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