NYSE:MCO - Moody's Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$171.78 +2.31 (+1.36 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 02:13 PM ET)
Previous Close$170.82
Today's Range$170.39 - $172.48
52-Week Range$129.03 - $187.98
Volume24,978 shs
Average Volume774,395 shs
Market Capitalization$32.81 billion
P/E Ratio28.14
Dividend Yield1.04%
MoodyMoody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. It operates through two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Analytics. The Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. This segment provides ratings in approximately 120 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems for use by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 4,700 non-financial corporate issuers; 4Moody´s Latin America Agente de Calificación de Riesgo S.A. ,100 financial institutions issuers; 18,000 sovereign, sub-sovereign, and supranational public finance issuers; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as rated 11,000 structured finance transactions. The Moody's Analytics segment develops products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets; and distributes research and data, such as research on debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical credit related events. This segment also offers economic research, and credit data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; and offshore research and analytical services with financial training and certification programs. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance


Debt-to-Equity Ratio10.72
Current Ratio1.54
Quick Ratio1.54


Trailing P/E Ratio28.14
Forward P/E Ratio22.11
P/E Growth1.88

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.20 billion
Price / Sales7.84
Cash Flow$7.0258 per share
Price / Cash24.45
Book Value($0.60) per share
Price / Book-286.30


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.07
Net Income$1.00 billion
Net Margins24.10%
Return on Equity907.23%
Return on Assets15.92%


Outstanding Shares191,900,000
Market Cap$32.81 billion

Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moody's' stock symbol?

Moody's trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MCO."

How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 17th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) posted its earnings results on Friday, July, 27th. The business services provider reported $2.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.88 by $0.16. The business services provider had revenue of $1.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.15 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 907.23% and a net margin of 24.10%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.54 EPS. View Moody's' Earnings History.

When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, July, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.65-7.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.76.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Moody's' stock. Their predictions range from $149.00 to $193.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $175.0909 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Moody's.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Moody's?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Moody's.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Moody's stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Moody's stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Moody’s have significantly outperformed the industry over the past six months. This price performance is supported by impressive earnings surprise history as the company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. Also, estimates have been going up ahead of the company’s second quarter 2018 earnings release. The company remains well positioned to boost profitability on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry, diverse revenue base and disintermediation of credit markets. Steady capital deployment activities enhance shareholder value. However, stricter regulatory landscapes and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns. As the company continues to invest in franchise and growth inorganically, elevated expense levels will likely hurt bottom line growth." (7/20/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "4Q17 revenues and EPS top expectations. Total revenue was $1,165 mn, up 23.7% y/y, vs. the FactSet consensus of $1,070.5 mn. Revenues had a 3% positive impact from currency. We estimate organic growth was 14% in constant currency (cc), excluding contribution from the recently acquired BvD. Adjusted EPS of $1.51 grew 23.3% y/y, and was above the consensus of $1.44. Adjusted operating margin of 44.5% was down y/y from 45.0% and from 3Q17’s 46.9%, but above the consensus of 43.8%." (2/9/2018)

Who are some of Moody's' key competitors?

Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)
  • Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 58)
  • Mr. Robert Scott Fauber, Pres of Moody's Investors Service (Age 48)
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Hare, Sr. VP of Corp. Planning & Risk and Principal Financial Officer

Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MCO stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Moody's earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.59 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Moody's.

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.75%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.41%), Akre Capital Management LLC (2.96%), Fiera Capital Corp (2.93%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.66%) and FMR LLC (1.26%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Lisa Westlake, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Moody's.

Which institutional investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vulcan Value Partners LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Triple Frond Partners LLC, Bank of Montreal Can and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel and Robert Fauber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

Which institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Voya Investment Management LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Aviva PLC and BlackRock Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

How do I buy shares of Moody's?

Shares of MCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $171.66.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $32.81 billion and generates $4.20 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.07 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 12,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Moody's?

Moody's' mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER AT 250 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 212-553-0300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  359 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  407 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  766
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This page was last updated on 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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