Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG): Here Are Some Research Recommendations

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MUFG) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.05 to close at $5.88, a downside of -0.84 percent. An average of 2,119,120 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.05 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,193,380 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,680,884.

MUFG stock has increased by 3.16% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $5.65 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 09/28/21, shares of the company touched a low of $3.86 and a high of $6.30 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -6.72% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.61, which compares with the 16.80 for the broader industry and 12.83 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 19.68 and 7.053. The stock’s beta is 0.95. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.50, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.48.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. pays a $0.18 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.06%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Mar. 30, and it was $0.1045 a share. Dividends have grown by 47.32% each year over the last three years.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.52 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.52 for the recent quarter. Its gross profit as reported stood at $17.91 billion compared to revenue of $25.18 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s return on assets was 0.30%, compared to 0.3% over the last five years. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 5.80% and the 5-year average holds at 5.2%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 11.10 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 49.67%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 34.24%.

As of today, MUFG’s price is $5.83 -0.84% or -$0.05 from its 5-day moving average. MUFG is currently trading +2.44% higher than its 20-day SMA and +2.62% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +9.09% above the SMA50 and +34.25% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 34.70% and 26.52%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.13. With the 14-day stochastic at 35.21% and the average true range at 0.12, the RSI (14) stands at 52.10%. The stock has reached -0.08 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.08.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: MUFG) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Hold.The consensus rating for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell MUFG, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 6 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is MUFG’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $5.46 and $8.40, with a median target of $6.84. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) stock is $7.03.


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