Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE:NMR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,040,186 shares, an increase of 57.7% from the October 15th total of 1,294,020 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 314,444 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.5 days.

NMR opened at $4.52 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $15.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.93 and a beta of 1.48. Nomura has a 1 year low of $4.43 and a 1 year high of $6.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.73, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

Nomura (NYSE:NMR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The financial services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $4.02 billion for the quarter. Nomura had a return on equity of 3.64% and a net margin of 5.79%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on NMR. TheStreet downgraded shares of Nomura from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. Daiwa Capital Markets downgraded shares of Nomura from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Nomura from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nomura currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.50.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of NMR. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Nomura during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $826,000. NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd increased its position in Nomura by 255.5% during the 2nd quarter. NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd now owns 760,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,692,000 after purchasing an additional 546,515 shares in the last quarter. OLD Mission Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Nomura during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $125,000. Jane Street Group LLC increased its position in Nomura by 298.8% during the 2nd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 62,838 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $301,000 after purchasing an additional 47,080 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Nomura by 2.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 3,469,108 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $16,617,000 after acquiring an additional 76,737 shares in the last quarter. 0.71% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Nomura

Nomura Holdings, Inc provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through three segments: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. The Retail segment offers various financial products and investment services for individuals and corporations.

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