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Moody's (MCO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+2.25 (+0.54%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
820,924 shs
Average Volume
746,675 shs
Market Capitalization
$75.82 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Moody's MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.69 Rating Score
3.5% Downside
$400.50 Price Target
Short Interest
0.70% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.76mentions of Moody
Based on 13 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $10.69 to $12.24 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.86 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

300th out of 830 stocks

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, Mercantile Reporting Agencies, Industry

4th out of 5 stocks

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About Moody's Stock (NYSE:MCO)

Moody's Corporation operates as an integrated risk assessment firm worldwide. It operates in two segments, Moody's Analytics and Moody's Investors Services. The Moody's Analytics segment develops a range of products and services that support the risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets. It also offers credit research, credit models and analytics, economics data and models, and structured finance solutions; data sets on companies and securities; and SaaS solutions supporting banking, insurance, and know your customer workflows. The Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings and provides assessment services on various debt obligations, programs and facilities, and entities that issue such obligations, such as various corporate, financial institution, and governmental obligations, as well as structured finance securities. The company was formerly known as Dun and Bradstreet Company and changed its name to Moody's Corporation in September 2000. Moody's Corporation was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

MCO Stock Price History

MCO Stock News Headlines

Evaluating Moody's: Insights From 12 Financial Analysts
Oppenheimer Reaffirms Their Buy Rating on Moody’s (MCO)
Q1 2024 Moody's Corp Earnings Call
Moody`s Corp. Q1 Profit Increases, beats estimates
Moody's Narrows FY24 Outlook Range - Update
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Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/7 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Specialized Finance
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
13 Analysts


Net Income
$1.61 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.23 billion
Cash Flow
$12.07 per share
Book Value
$20.45 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$75.82 billion

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MCO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Moody's stock right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MCO shares.
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What is Moody's' stock price target for 2024?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Moody's' shares. Their MCO share price targets range from $318.00 to $450.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $400.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.5%.
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How have MCO shares performed in 2024?

Moody's' stock was trading at $390.56 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, MCO shares have increased by 6.3% and is now trading at $415.20.
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When is Moody's' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2024.
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How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 2nd. The business services provider reported $3.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.06 by $0.31. The business services provider earned $1.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.70 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 27.01% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 54.50%. The firm's revenue was up 21.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.99 EPS.
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How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 26th. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.85 per share on Friday, June 7th. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th.
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Is Moody's a good dividend stock?

Moody's (NYSE:MCO) pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 15 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 37.12%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MCO will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.78% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 10.400-11.000 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 10.710. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Rob Fauber's approval rating as Moody's' CEO?

3 employees have rated Moody's Chief Executive Officer Rob Fauber on Rob Fauber has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Rob Fauber in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Moody's own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Moody's investors own include Mastercard (MA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.82%), Akre Capital Management LLC (2.44%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.76%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.48%), Windacre Partnership LLC (0.96%) and Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (0.91%). Insiders that own company stock include Caroline Sullivan, John J Goggins, Mark Kaye, Melanie Hughes, Michael L West, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard G Steele, Robert Fauber and Stephen T Tulenko.
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How do I buy shares of Moody's?

Shares of MCO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Moody's have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Moody's: Administracion de Calificadoras S.A. de C.V., BlackBox Logic, Bureau van Dijk EP DMCC, Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques S.A.S., Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques SRL, Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques Sàrl, Bureau van Dijk Edizioni Elettroniche S.p.a, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing AB, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing ApS, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing B.V., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Beijing Co. Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing GmbH, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Hong Kong Limited, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Inc., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing K.K., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing LLC, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Pte. Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Pty. Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing S.A. de C.V., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Unipessoal Lda., Bureau van Dijk Electroniq Publishing S.A. (Pty) Ltd, Bureau van Dijk Publicaciones Electronicas S.A., Bureau van Dijk Publicaçao Eletronica Ltda., DVBS Inc., Equilibrium (Chile) Holding SpA, Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) Limited, Fermat International SA, Four Twenty Seven, Four Twenty Seven France SAS, Four Twenty Seven Inc., GGYAXIS Inc., Gilliland Gold Young Consulting Inc., ICRA Lanka Limited, ICRA Limited, ICRA Nepal Limited, ICRA Online Limited, KIS Pricing Inc., Korea Investors Service, Korea Investors Service Inc., Lewtan Technologies Inc., MIS Asset Holdings Inc., MIS Quality Management Corp., MIS Support Center Private Limited, MIS Support Services CR Sociedad de Responsabilidad Ltda., Midroog Ltd., Moody's (China) Limited, Moody's (Japan) K.K., Moody's (UK) Limited, Moody's America Latina Ltda., Moody's Analytics (DIFC) Limited, Moody's Analytics (India) Private Limited, Moody's Analytics (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd., Moody's Analytics (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Moody's Analytics Australia Pty. 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This page (NYSE:MCO) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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