Nomura Holdings Inc (NMR) Short Interest Update

Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE:NMR) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,190,490 shares, a growth of 82.6% from the January 12th total of 651,993 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 313,865 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days.

NMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Nomura from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Nomura from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.25.

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) opened at $6.04 on Wednesday. Nomura has a twelve month low of $5.28 and a twelve month high of $6.83. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.69. The company has a market capitalization of $20,447.05, a P/E ratio of 9.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.73 and a beta of 1.80.

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter. Nomura had a return on equity of 8.79% and a net margin of 14.22%. The company had revenue of $4.70 billion for the quarter. equities research analysts forecast that Nomura will post 0.65 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in NMR. Conning Inc. grew its holdings in Nomura by 59.2% during the third quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 28,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $158,000 after purchasing an additional 10,575 shares during the last quarter. Investors Research Corp acquired a new position in Nomura during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $189,000. Greenleaf Trust grew its holdings in Nomura by 46.0% during the fourth quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 34,278 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $199,000 after purchasing an additional 10,798 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Nomura by 71.8% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 36,753 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $213,000 after acquiring an additional 15,357 shares during the period. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC boosted its position in shares of Nomura by 253.7% in the second quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 40,017 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $242,000 after acquiring an additional 28,703 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 0.79% of the company’s stock.

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Nomura Company Profile

Nomura Holdings, Inc (Nomura) is a financial services company. The Company, through its broker-dealer, banking and other financial services subsidiaries, provide investment, financing and related services to individual, institutional and government clients across the world. The Company’s segments include Retail, Asset Management and Wholesale.

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