9. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial ( MTU) is a holding company for financial institutions like The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, and Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS. The group is a leading financial group with total assets worth more than $2.5 trillion. Its services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. During third quarter of fiscal 2011, gross profit improved following gains made on sale of debt securities. Net income benefited from various cost rationalization measures the Group implemented. However, net interest income came under pressure of lower interest rates and decrease in loan balance. The Group's capital ratio stood at 15.24%, while Tier-1 was a robust 11.74%. Going ahead, the group expects to focus on the Asia and North American markets with a retail-backed strategy. Analysts expect the stock to deliver 33% in the next one year.
As part of yesterday's massive Tesla Motors price target hike, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas touched on the upcoming Gigafactory, which Tesla wants to house lithium-ion battery production. While no one knows what it will cost, it's likely to be incredibly expensive.