Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG) by 15.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,047,574 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 932,408 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.17% of Mizuho Financial Group worth $25,865,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MFG. Barry Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Mizuho Financial Group by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 194,264 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $713,000 after acquiring an additional 2,944 shares during the last quarter. UBS Group AG lifted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 3.3% in the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 116,379 shares of the bank’s stock worth $429,000 after purchasing an additional 3,713 shares in the last quarter. Ballentine Partners LLC lifted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 16.1% in the 2nd quarter. Ballentine Partners LLC now owns 29,478 shares of the bank’s stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 4,079 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 9.0% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 58,567 shares of the bank’s stock worth $216,000 after purchasing an additional 4,823 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Signaturefd LLC lifted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 16.9% in the 1st quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 34,640 shares of the bank’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 5,007 shares in the last quarter. 0.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG) opened at 3.55 on Monday. Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $3.17 and a 52 week high of $3.87. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $3.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $45.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.29 and a beta of 1.20.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on MFG shares. BidaskClub lowered Mizuho Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. UBS AG raised Mizuho Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mizuho Financial Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold”.

Mizuho Financial Group Profile

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.

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

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