Renaissance Technologies LLC decreased its stake in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MFG) by 0.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,997,518 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,182 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings in Mizuho Financial Group were worth $10,761,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 1.8% in the third quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 983,745 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,305,000 after buying an additional 17,750 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 12.1% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 137,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $462,000 after buying an additional 14,799 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 0.5% in the third quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 105,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $354,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 9.2% in the third quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 841,586 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,828,000 after buying an additional 70,606 shares during the period. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Mizuho Financial Group by 21.5% in the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 239,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $806,000 after buying an additional 42,403 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 0.24% of the company’s stock.

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

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MFG) opened at 3.75 on Tuesday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $3.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.57. Mizuho Financial Group Inc. has a 1-year low of $2.69 and a 1-year high of $3.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $47.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.30 and a beta of 1.29.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on MFG shares. UBS Group AG cut Mizuho Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mizuho Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 13th. Finally, Mizuho lowered Mizuho Financial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 13th.

Mizuho Financial Group Company 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.

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