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Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) to Post Q2 Earnings: What's in Store?

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group MUFG is scheduled to report interim fiscal 2019 (ended Sep 30, 2019) results on Nov 13.

This Japan-based banking giant reported profits attributable to owners of parent of ¥391 billion ($8.9 billion) for first-quarter fiscal 2019 (ended Jun 30), up 24.1% year over year. Increased gross profits, higher net trading profits, low credit costs and strong capital drove the upside, while elevated general & administrative expenses acted as a headwind.

Mitsubishi UFJ has gained 16.7% on the NYSE over the past six months compared with 1.9% growth of the industry it belongs to.

Factors at Play

Profitability of Mitsubishi UFJ is likely to have been unfavorably impacted by sluggish economic growth in Japan and a persistent negative interest rate environment. This is expected to have kept Mitsubishi UFJ’s net interest income under pressure.

Further, the lending scenario might have remained muted due to fears of global economic slowdown and trade war concerns, thereby further affecting interest income.

Also, the company’s expenses are likely to have increased during the quarter as it continues to invest in digital initiatives and expansion of overseas businesses.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Price


Mitsubishi UFJ currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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