Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) Analysis & Forecast for January 2021

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: MUFG) is 5.19% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $3.32 and a high of $5.38 in the current 52-week trading range. The MUFG stock was last observed hovering at around $4.66 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.02% off its average median price target of $5.72 for the next 12 months. It is also 44.09% off the consensus price target high of $8.37 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are -9.86% lower than the price target low of $4.26 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $4.68, the stock is 6.78% and 7.87% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 5.29 million and changing 0.43% at the moment leaves the stock 14.52% off its SMA200. MUFG registered -13.06% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 21.35%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $4.4052 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.1460.

The stock witnessed a 7.62% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 12.83%, and is 5.43% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.37% over the week and 1.34% over the month.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) has around 139851 employees, a market worth around $62.92B and $32.16B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 19.34 and Fwd P/E is 7.94. Profit margin for the company is 9.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 40.85% and -13.01% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.70%).

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) is a “Overweight”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 5 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/14/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to shrink by -38.80% this year.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) Top Institutional Holders

207 institutions hold shares in Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), with institutional investors hold 1.41% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 12.84B, and float is at 12.72B with Short Float at 0.05%. Institutions hold 1.41% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Aristotle Capital Management, LLC with over 66.86 million shares valued at $268.11 million. The investor’s holdings represent 37.68% of the MUFG Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Northern Trust Corporation with 11.71 million shares valued at $46.98 million to account for 6.60% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Parametric Portfolio Associates which holds 10.57 million shares representing 5.96% and valued at over $42.38 million, while Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 4.58% of the shares totaling 8.14 million with a market value of $32.62 million.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include KB Financial Group Inc. (KB) that is trading 5.36% up over the past 12 months. Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (MFG) is -11.97% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 21.64% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 4.49 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 3.67.

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