World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG) by 9.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 841,586 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 70,606 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Mizuho Financial Group were worth $2,828,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MFG. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 1.5% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 84,430 shares of the company’s stock valued at $241,000 after buying an additional 1,244 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 46.5% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 197,556 shares of the company’s stock valued at $563,000 after buying an additional 62,711 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 277.5% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 649,822 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,852,000 after buying an additional 477,678 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 942,823 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,687,000 after buying an additional 5,950 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 13.4% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,004,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,712,000 after buying an additional 237,015 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 0.25% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG)

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG) traded down 0.27% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $3.69. The company had a trading volume of 68,785 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $3.69 and its 200 day moving average is $3.37. Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $2.69 and a 1-year high of $3.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $46.80 billion, a PE ratio of 8.50 and a beta of 1.33.

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MFG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. UBS AG cut Mizuho Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Mizuho Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.50.

About Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc (MHFG) is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international financial services in Japan and other countries. The Company’s segments include MHBK, MHTB, MHSC and Others. The MHBK segment includes Personal Banking; Retail Banking; Corporate Banking (Large Corporations); Corporate Banking; Financial Institutions & Public Sector Business; International Banking, and Trading and others.

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