Ready to Jump After Recent Trade: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (SMFG)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: SMFG) stock jumped 0.67% on Friday to $6.02 against a previous-day closing price of $5.98. With 2.15 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 2.48 million shares. During the session, the Banks – Diversified company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $6.11 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $6.02. The 52-week range on SMFG shows that it touched its highest point at $7.74 and its lowest point at $5.70 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $7.04. With its current market cap of 41.11 billion, SMFG has annualized dividend of $0.68 while the current yield stands at 11.26%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.77.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of SMFG was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 0.17%, but this was down by -0.99% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 1.52% while six-month performance fell -12.75%. The stock lost -16.39% in the past year, while it has lost -11.34% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for SMFG yields 0.77 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.77. For the next quarter, that number is 0.17. This implies an EPS growth rate of 37.80% for this year and 6.90% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 0.90% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 0.00%.


Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 6.85 billion SMFG shares are outstanding with a float of 6.38 billion shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 2.93 million, which was 0.04% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Jun Ohta as the firm’s Pres, Group CEO & Director, Mr. Toshikazu Yaku serves as its Deputy Pres, Representative Exec. Officer & Group CHRO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 1.80% of SMFG’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 1.50% of SMFG, in contrast to 0.10% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in SMFG with 0.16% of the stake, Parametric Portfolio Associates L holds 10,623,686 shares worth 10,623,686. A second-largest stockholder of SMFG, Lazard Asset Management LLC, holds 8,579,449 shares, controlling over 0.13% of the firm’s shares. Aperio Group LLC is the third largest shareholder in SMFG, holding 6,645,322 shares or 0.10% stake. With a 0.05% stake in SMFG, the Invesco International Dividend Ac is the largest stakeholder. A total of 3,322,856 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Dimensional International Core Eq, which owns about 0.01% of SMFG stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 578,500 shares valued at 3.5 million. Avantis International Equity ETF holds 0.01% of the stake in SMFG, owning 446,848 shares worth 2.7 million.


Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for SMFG since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.

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